Tag: Fauvism

  • Animal Project “Amigo”

    My students just love drawing dogs, for this project I use a work by Ron Burns as our inspiration. Ron is known for his colorful dog portraits. Ron begins each portrait with the eyes. “Their eyes hold nothing back, whether it’s love or fear, heartbreak or admiration. Every portrait begins with the eyes, they have… Read More

  • Fauvist Self Portrait Inspired By Von Werefkin

    I am always searching for interesting ways for students to create a self portrait. I found a fauvist/expressionist artist Marianne von Werefkin (1860-1938) as perfect inspiration. She was born in Russia, she studied in St Petersburg and Moscow. She came Munich and soon belonged to the circle around Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter. She had… Read More

  • Artist: George Rodrigue “Blue Dog Speaks”

    Whenever I think of creating dogs in unreal colors I think of George Rodrigues’ Blue dog series. Rodrigue is a great advocate for kids art and donates his time and money to bring blue dog to sick children. For our inspiration we use a work from George Rodrigue’s book “Bue Dog Speaks” called “ In… Read More