Thursday, 23 July 2009

Squares with Concentric Circles

Step One

Last week I brought some good quality watercolour paints for Kyla. I also got a great book out of the library, called Usbourne Art Treasury. It has short biographies of famous artists, a sample of their work, and an activity to recreate that work. Tonight she picked out Wassily Kandinsky's 'Squares with Concentric Circles'.



First she made the different rings using pastels.

I couldn't find my palatte, so I ended up using an empty ice tray.

Water Colours

Next it was time to carefully paint each circle with a different watercolour.



And the end result....
~ “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” - Kandinsky

Beautiful!

23 comments:

debra said...

these are beautiful and vibrant! So glad to see you here, Hay.
xox

Melanie said...

I LOVE these. Instant art! Put them to work now, for (free) Christmas gifts come December.

Nikki said...

Man you rock Hay.

Sarah said...

Stunning! Hay, I'm so excited you have this blog going, I've just skimmed through your last posts and there is so much colour, inspiration, fun and creativity. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and what a lovely record for the children to look back on to. Best wishes to you all, Love, Sarah x

Hay:o) said...

Thanks for dropping by my lovely friends :)

Thanks Debra :)
Ha, so clever Mel, thanks!
No, YOU rock Nik :)
Thanks Sarah, you are such a sweetheart.

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