Thursday, December 22, 2011
Artist: Charles Wysocki "Shall We"
A fun artist for the holidays is Charles Wysocki (1928 - 2002) his whimsical animal painting and drawings are a "purrfect" subject. Charles Wysocki, was born in Detroit, Michigan. From the time he was a little tot, he always wanted to be an artist. He loved using cats and other critters in his whimsical paintings and prints. Wysocki is known for his primitive folk art style. In our lesson we use Wysocki 1995 painting “Shall We” as our inspiration. We focus on the cats looking at the fish bowl. We use a combination of watercolor pencils and pastel chalk to create texture and dimension.
Step #1: Draw some light guidelines across center and down the middle of the paper. Draw two circles through the center guideline for the cats heads.