Monday, April 16, 2012

Monochromatic Self-Portraits

Here are a few great self-portraits from the 5th graders this year!

In 5th grade art, we learn about the monochromatic color scheme, and how you can paint an entire painting using different values of one hue.

These tempera paintings are completed on a 12"x18" piece of construction paper. The paper is the same color as their paintings are intended to be. Before we start painting, we talk about assigning different numbers to each value: 1=white, 5=the unblended hue, 10=black. Focusing on values 1-5, we fill in our painting with as many values as possible! Black chalk was applied over the paint to add dark values and details.




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