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.)
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
Join us all in these Summer Art Plans!