Wednesday, October 5, 2011

untitled project

I was "pinning" the other day and came across this gorgeous, fluid watercolor painting. For the life of me, I couldn't find the source of it, I just kept being re-routed to tumblr.com. I thought it was amazingly beautiful!

I decided to make something similar with my third graders. This project took a day to paint the background with free-form shapes and brilliant colors, then left to dry. On day 2, we only took 10-15 minutes to "blow" the ink into spider-y stems across our papers. (Yes, I used water-soluble liquid black ink, not paint). I just ADORE how these came out. Each so beautiful and unique!






And no, I couldn't come up with a clever or witty title for these paintings. We used this as a springboard to "naming your painting" in class, too. The students loved coming up with names for their own paintings!

7 comments:

  1. What a fab idea. I bet these pictures get framed!

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  2. Wished you had been my art teacher...back in the Day! Great project!

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  3. Wished you had been my art teacher...back in the Day! Great project!

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  4. What kind of paint did you use for the background?

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