Drawing bikes with my students:
I brought one of my boy's bikes into our studio space.
After looking for and drawing the details on the bicycle, we took things a step further by choosing a shape and/or line found in the bike to create a unique pattern for the background.
When it came time to choose colors, each student selected a color harmony - complementary (opposites in the color wheel), analogous (neighbors on the color wheel) and neutrals are shown here. Light and dark values give the pattern a bit of contrast.
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Springtime in art class meant drawing some frogs and bicycles.
There was quite a bit of drawing practice as each student enlarged a small tree frog photo onto 9x12 black paper. Just trying to figure out where all those toes go was a bit tricky!
Using oil pastels, the kids then mixed colors and values (lights and darks).
Rich, vibrant results!
I will post the bike drawings tomorrow.
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I am grateful for a quick tour of the Maternal Fetal Medicine suite at Central DuPage Hospital here in Winfield, IL - to see my 'babies' in their new home.
Praying for hope and healing for the mamas receiving treatment in this area!
I have mixed feelings about my paintings heading out the door - but I'm always glad when they find a good home!
A friend spotted 'Mutual Adoration' - now hanging at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. I have yet to see it, but I believe it is in a central registration area.
'After Winter Comes Spring' has been chosen for Delnor Hospital's Cancer Center - currently in the design and construction phase.