Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tissue collage flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe

For this year's Original Works fundraiser, first and second graders created flowers in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe.  We looked at examples of O'Keeffe's work and close up photographs of different flowers.  Artists imagined themselves as bugs on the flowers to create make sure they filled the page with their creation.  They chose warm or cool colors of tissue paper to fill their flowers, then painted background with tempera in the opposite set of colors.

Here are some examples of Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings and pastel drawings.  Notice how she blends colors and captures the details of each flower. 

This color wheel shows warm and cool colors:  

Here are the flowers made by first and second grade artists: 

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