Friday, 20 July 2012

Inspired by Warhol

Earlier this year, (don't be fooled by the incorrect date stamp on the photos) students checked out the work of Andy Warhol and in particular his repeated images of Marilyn Monroe.


Their own work began as a 6" (15cm) square.  They completed their chosen image as a large line drawing then repeated it nine times on a 16" (45cm) square of cartridge paper.  Students divided the paper using a meter stick before adding their images.


Paint was next.  Liquid school paint was used.


Students could choose between five to seven colours for their project.  Limiting the colours helped to unify the images.   Some found it a challenge not to paint the same colour in the same area twice. 

The finished results were interesting as some were tightly controlled while others were more painterly.

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