Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mixed Media Collages Inspired by Matisse's Goldfish

Here are some things we noticed about this painting:
Bright colors                               Lots of circles and curved lines
Large brushstrokes                      Different types of plants and flowers
Patterns                                        Side of a chair or a railing
Complementary/contrasting colors  Plants make patterns
Reflection of goldfish in water     Different types of brush strokes
Very light and very dark colors    Goldfish catch your eye
Not trying to be super realistic     Makes me feel calm


Here's some fascinating info about Matisse and his goldfish paintings!

First we mixed different shades of colors using liquid watercolor paints and painted the paper that we will use for our collages.  We added salt while the watercolors were wet to observe amazing patterns as the paint dries. 

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Stay tuned for more updates on this ongoing project!

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