Thursday, June 5, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Art from the Archives

Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeAngels of HeartHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges! You may also follow the Virtual Refrigerator's group Pinterest board. If you'd like to join us, just ask and one of the Fridge hosts can send you an invite. Continue to share your posts on the link-up each week, and on the Pinterest board!
Okay, I'm not gonna lie - we are not doing school this week. We're taking a break. Because we were pretty much finished school, and I was busy preparing and checking portfolios, and there was just a lot of stuff going on so I said it was time to take a break. And that was fine, except that this morning I realized that I didn't have anything new to put up on the Virtual Fridge. That's fine too - it just meant that if I wanted to post something here (and I really do try to post the Fridge every week) I would have to dig something out of the archives. I say all that to let you know that these two pieces are a few years old. These were done by Kennady at a co-op art class, the first in 2011, and the second in 2010.

This is a lily (if I remember right) done in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe. From the time Kennady did this class, she has loved O'Keeffe's floral art.

And this is a self-portrait done in 2010. The students each brought a photo of themselves to class, and the instructor enlarged the photos and printed them in black & white. Then she cut away half of the photo, and the students used pencil and charcoal to fill in the missing half.

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Jennifer said...

Yay for breaks! I hope it is a lovely and relaxing week. Kennady's flower is lovely. That is a neat self portrait idea. I'll try to copy that for my kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chareen said...

Wow I love the idea of using a photograph for a self portrait!

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