Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers ~ simple art for kids
Georgia O’Keeffe is an amazing artist and perfect for kids to learn from. While in art school, we did a quick study of Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers. They are large, often extending off the page, colorful and slightly abstract.
Before we started I showed the kids a few of her paintings on line, then set out the oil pastels and watercolors. I love this combination of mediums. Oil pastels are easy for kids to color with and the watercolor wash makes everything pop.
Next the kids painted with watercolors to fill in the white spaces. The oil pastels will resist the watercolor.
These cheerful flowers were a gift to the kids grandparents. They have 3 large frames in their kitchen that are set aside just for their grand kids art work. So special. The kids thought that since their flowers were to hang together, they should look similar. Funny! I did convince them that different color backgrounds would make them stand out. I love how kids minds work and they do look great hanging altogether. We have been doing a lot of art with oil pastels and watercolor lately, time to try some new techniques:)
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