We had to take some time to talk about abstract landscapes. We looked at several different artists, and looked at how they "deconstructed" a landscape in their work. It was an interesting discussion, and I feel a majority of my students "got it".
THE BREAK DOWN
On Day 1 students looked at and discussed abstract landscapes. They drew out their pictures, and used paint sticks to begin to fill them in.
On Day 2 students finished "filling in" their pictures using paint sticks. Next they used liquid black tempera to add a thick black line around their images/colors.
CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL RESULTS!!