Saturday, October 30, 2010

Paul Klee's Castle and Sun

This one is based on a work called "Castle and Sun" by Swiss artist Paul Klee. I drew a grid with pencil on brown construction paper and then divided many of the blocks into smaller blocks or triangles. Then I went over the lines with white oil pastel and colored the sections in with chalk pastels, picking out a palette of colors similar to the original.

I enjoyed the process, but it came out looking sloppier than I anticipated. Next time I would draw the lines with a ruler and maybe forego the white oil pastel in favor of chalk pastel. But I am happy with the overall brightness of the chalk pastel on dark colored construction paper. And I love the sun!

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