Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Amazing Winter Landscapes!
After working for several days, each team finished the assignment. We hung the paintings on the large bulletin board in the back of the room and discussed the work during a group critique. The students enjoyed looking closely at their peers' paintings to see if they had met the criteria for the lesson. Each picture was very different in the way that the criteria was met; however, they all shared similarities with the art we had studied by Grandma Moses. Take a moment to look at the finished work I have included here. What parts are similar? What did each team do that is different from the other paintings? Which painting is your favorite?
I love the sense of depth in this painting. Did you notice how the two fences and the gray road lead your eyes to the back of the picture? We discussed the possibility of adding more people and animals in the gray area near the red barn. The students agreed that this would be a good idea, but due to time constraints this never got to happen. It is still a very well-composed and interesting painting!