Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun with Seurat and His Dots

We have the mural glued together as of Tuesday and we are letting each class do a mini critique of the work.  As we talk we are finding places to do additional dots and blending of colors.  It might be nice to work in some signatures along the border also.  Perhaps we will do initials in pointillism.  

A tray of markers selected for this mural project.

Introducing the mural to one of the student groups.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat   1884-1886   Chicago Art Institute

An image edit made at Photofunia

Seurat Style Mural After Gluing Panels

We are talking through the results in each class right now.  I will most likely take volunteers as they finish other assignments and lead them through the final touches.  As you can see there are some areas that may need more yellow and some blending to do on the dark portion of the lady's skirt in the foreground.  Georges Seurat specified that the frame on his original always be white, so we will follow that suggestion.  We may put additional color on the pointillism border and then use white cardstock to frame the edge.  I'd like the framing strips to be about 2 1/2 inches wide.

1 comment:


lite brite, in my mom's basement...Oh I hope you find it kathy (:) they are a fun toy --my kids used to love it too..

now the ''notepad'' I downloaded it and tried putting it into my blog post message area and couldn't write on I did it first on my computer with a program called Microsoft Picture it ~!! .. good luck.. LOVE the beautiful mural ~!! hugs,P