Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FireWorks Canvas Painting

A School Favorite!

We constucted our most recent painting on canvas.   The students were able to finish it up in the last days of school.  It was a fun way to use up some bonus round weavings that we had on hand from some ambitious fourth graders. 
Painting up the Edging of Weaving

A sixth grade boy was inspired by Van Gogh's swirled skies and he and a classmate painted out the dark blue background.  At this time, the canvas edge was covered in a mixture of blue, black, and purple.

We tape looped the weavings into positions as the students went about deciding where each firework would burst open.  When the composition was decided, I hot glued the cardboard looms to the canvas.

Fourth grader volunteers used acrylic paint in bright colors to highlight and bring extra pattern to the sky. 

Bordering the canvas Edge

Several girls finished off the edges with a repeating pattern of finger and thumb prints in the bright acrylic colors.  I think they enjoyed this step a whole lot!
Thumbs Up!

Fireworks Over the Mississippi River 2011


Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

These paintings are really beautiful.
I love the strong colors and patterns.

Your students did a fantastic job.

Katherine said...

I love the incorporations of weaving into this, reminds me a little of Hiromi Sato's charming mixed media watercolors (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.white-eggs.com%2Fmimi%2Fmimi_02.html) Not that they are that similar, perhaps just reminding me that I would like to experiment with incorporating textiles into a painting also.