|A still life of our Cezanne Study|
|Paul Cezanne Montessori Cards|
|Max's Painting of Saint Victoire|
We began by drawing with a pencil a light sketch of the main elements in the painting; the tree, the mountain in the background, and some of the obvious bushes and trees. You may notice we left out alot of details to suit their ability. But the painting still works. Then I gave them yellow and blue to make the greens they needed. Then yellow, red and blue to make brown, and finally blue and white to make the sky. Whaaaala a bunch of paint makes a landscape.
|The Card Players...everyone's favorite|
- I photocopied a coloring page of this painting.
- Then I taped a piece of velum over it.
- The boys colored the picture with my sharpie permanent markers (they got better colors that way and the ink didn't run in the next step)
- Once they were done coloring the picture they cut off the extra edge of the paper, and we decoupaged it onto the canvas board. I used a mixture of 1:1 glue and water to do this. I fisrt painted the back and laid it onto the cavas board and then painted over the top try desperatly to get those wrinkled out. But they just would not go.
- Then we let them dry.
We also filled out an Artist bio sheet same as the ones we used before using Dover art stickers to embellish the page at the bottom.
I also used Van Gogh and friends to add to our knowledge of the paintings and about Paul Cezanne himself.
Now we will step back from appreciating art and learn to make some as we work on our art skills. We are focusing on drawing skills this year with Barry Stebbing's art curriculum entitled I Can Do All Things.