Summer Art ~ Klimt Inspiration

Barb has created Summer Art plans for Sketch Tuesday covering several famous artists.

She explains on Harmony Fine Arts,

“Each week I will be posting a sketch idea based on a great piece of artwork from a famous artist. I will give you a link to look at the painting online, a link to a biography or video, and a simple idea for your family to complete and then send in for the art show.”

We joined this week’s artist ~


We used Barb’s website image, but I just purchased a 2nd book The Great Artists Their Lives, works and inspiration on Klimt which we used to look at several of his works.  (Parents, please note that his works include several nudes which you may encounter if you browse his art online.)  Klimt 003

For Klimt’s “Kiss” Barb suggested,

“Fill your page with doodles, patterns, and shapes like you see in this painting. You can make a sketch of a person or landscape and then use the doodles to fill in the background, the clothing, or anything else you can think of for this assignment.”

We noted several features of his art ~

  • his use of patterns,especially circles, squares and repetition.
  • long, vertical lines which curve down his paintings
  • the use of gold
  • faces and heads very realistic, while the body is two-dimensional and flat
  • his use of pointillism, very small dots of colors
Klimt 001

Lara’s Klimt inspired art called “Fish”

Klimt 002

My Klimt inspired “Cuddle”

Join us all in these Summer Art Plans!


4 thoughts on “Summer Art ~ Klimt Inspiration

  1. Pingback: Klimt’s Tree of Life | Practical Pages

  2. Thank you for sharing this fun thing you all are doing this summer, even though drawing is not new for you all. I popped over to check the other gals’ site out and it looks like fun, thank you. *smile* We have been doing the crafts at our local library this week, which has been fun. *smile* Have a great day. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


  3. Thanks Nadene, so pretty what you have done!
    Have you any experience/knowledge of Barb’s curriculums for sale?
    Also, do you have a list of art books for children that you can recommend on your blog?


    • @Renate, Barb’s fine arts bundles are excellent! Most my art books are 2nd hand books I find at charity shops. The rest I loan from our local library. One book I highly recommend is A Usborne Activities 365 Things to Draw and Paint by Fiona Watt(ISBN 978-1-86806-319-2) I shared in Fun Art!


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