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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jim Dine Cool/Warm Hearts!

Cool and Warm tone Jim Dine Hearts.

 We're studying Jim Dine and his famous heart themed art and compositions. I also thought it would be a great opportunity to incorporate our knowledge of warm and cool color families.

Jim Dine's Hearts
 First we took a long 12x18 white sheet of paper and folded it in half and then in half again to section it into 4ths. Then traced a heart into each of the 4 sections. Then pick 2 hearts to color in the heart with cool colors and the other 2 hearts will be warm colors. I show the students to color in with oil pastels and then can try smoothing with their finger and then coloring over the top again and layering colors as well. Then after the hearts are colored in use either watered down tempera (you get a smoother effect and it's already in the mixed medium for students to use) or watercolors and encourage students to choose a warm color to paint behind the warm hearts, and a cool color to paint behind the cool hearts. However, it really doesn't matter but just seems to tie it together nicely and review what colors are cool and warm.

Jim Dine's gestural coloring qualities

Jim Dine Bulletin Board

1 comment:

  1. Hi.....I hope you don't mind. I posted a link to this post on my art bulletin board blog: