Value in Art

It’s been a while since the boys did any formal art learning and we needed some new paintings to brighten the room up, so yesterday we did a lesson from a book we have called “Masterpiece of the Month” to help the boys with their understanding of how differences in value and size can affect perspecitve in a piece of art. The idea is to select a single colour for your landscape, then paint gradually lighter and lighter bands of this colour to show distance. Then, to choose an object that might be in that particular landscape and cut out three sizes of it for another aspect of showing perspective.

Gman chose to portray a muddy landscape with pot bellied pigs:

Value Perspective Gman

Waif made a desert landscape with prickly cacti:

Value Perspective Waif

And because I like to join in with the kids’ art projects I did cows in green fields (organic, grass-fed cows of course!):

Value Perspective Mama

And while on the subject of art, I would love to share with you this wonderful card I received from my very talented and lovely blog friend Janet:

card from janet

I love old clock faces and texts, so this is right up my street.

Janet blogs over at Just Me and My Art and is super talented and creative. I thoroughly recommend checking out her blog!

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4 thoughts on “Value in Art

  1. Darling, darling cards! Oh, how I miss kid art it’s just the best! But you grownups do pretty darn nice stuff, too 😉

  2. Way to go kidos! And Momma too 🙂

  3. Janet says:

    The art lesson looks like it was a success and a lot of fun, too.

    I’m glad you like the card…and thanks for the mention.

  4. Andria says:

    Great art lesson! Your boys are lucky to have opportunities for this kind of learning. Nice card from Janet, too!

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