Monday, May 2, 2011

Warm and Cool Flower Drawings

1st and 2nd grade artists discussed several of Vincent Vangogh's paintings. We looked at his use of colors and talked about how artists use color in their artwork to help create a specific mood. We reviewed the color wheel--primary colors, secondary colors, intermediate colors and neutral colors. We then learned the 1/2 of the colors on the colorwheel are warm  (yellow, red, orange, green). And we learned that the other half of the color wheel has cool colors (blue, purple, green). Warm colors make artwork look bright, happy and exciting. Cool colors make artwork look calm, relaxing and sometimes even sad. We created these flower drawings in markers, using either warm or cool colors.