I’ve never really connected with Pablo Picasso’s work, so wasn’t sure about this week’s Creative Art challenge. After reading a bit about him and some of his works, I can better appreciate his genius. I still wouldn’t decorate my house around one of his paintings 😉 but they are interesting once you know what experience he was sharing in his artworks. This week’s painting was this one:
Punchinello with a Guitar, 1920
(Photo by WikiPaintings)
Once I understood that this is Punchinello – as in Mr. Punch of the “Punch & Judy” show fame with a guitar, I could see it and appreciate it since I DO know about Punch and Judy. Interesting how connections are made from seemingly unrelated bits of information, isn’t it?
Our Creative Art challenge: Make a clown collage to place on a scene that you painted. (Like Punch is coming out from the curtains in the picture above).
This project was a lot of fun. The possibilities for this style of artwork are limited only to your imagination (and possibly the scraps of paper or fabrics in your art closet!)
What we used:
Watercolor paint in tubes
Water and mixing trays
Painter’s or masking tape
Paper scraps in all colors
How we did it:
1. Try taping your paper down with painter’s tape. (We didn’t do that and we wish we had!)
2. Paint a stage or background for your clown. Let it dry.
3. Cut different shapes out of paper, foil, fabric, etc. that have lots of different patterns and textures.
2 long triangles for legs
two medium triangles for arms
4 small triangles for hands and feet
a small half circle for a face,
a large half circle for a hat
a cone shape for the top of the hat
an uneven 4 sided shape for a body
a ruff for the clown outfit
shapes for juggling (if desired)
4. Glue pieces onto the dry painted stages. Be creative and expressive! JitterBug suprised me! She painted a tightrope and spotlight and then glued her clown “performing” on it. Check it out:
Here are the other girls pictures: