Monday, November 1, 2010

Art Everyday: B is for Bowl (of Apples)

Pastels, finally, on red canson mi tiente (paper). I love the way the apple green just jumps off the page.

It is interesting to note the carryover from yesterday's project As a teacher, I am trying to determine what my students are learning from the step by step drawing and coloring projects. I can tell that they love what they are doing, but what are they taking away?

In this instance, by following the steps, I learned some new things about how to color the simple forms in the basket of apples to create roundness, establish shadow and highlights, and blend the colors to look like 'real' apples. I will have plenty of ideas to share with them today.