Saturday, October 18, 2014

Monet's Poplars

Monet's Poplars

Mrs. H's class just visited Monet and learned about his famous poplar series of paintings.

MATERIALS
9x12 white construction paper
tempera cakes
liquid tempera
paint brushes
foam texture brushes
tissues

 Monet's Poplars

We had examples of Monet's work and the kids looked at the colors he used in summer vs the colors he used in fall. They also pointed out the different lines of trees, landforms and the river Epte. First we made a curvy horizon line and mixed our chosen colors right on the paper. For the sky we used tissues to lift off color for clouds.

 Monet's Poplars

 Then we added our poplar trunks with black paint, making some look closer and some farther away.

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Since Monet painted his poplars en plein-aire, during different times of the day and different seasons and different weather conditions, the kids experimented with all of those elements in their own paintings.

 Monet's Poplars Monet's Poplars

Finally the kids used our homemade foam texture brushes to dip into liquid tempera and dab on for the leaves.

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