Friday, May 18, 2012

To Room 11

Dear Mrs Walters,

I was very happy when room 11, two students came up to me with a prize pack. I wondered what was inside the pack. As I looked in it I saw my name, my heart just dropped and my face turned red. 
I cant believe I won the pack! I said in my head.
A Big Thank you to Mrs Walters and Room 11!!!!!

Thank you Naomi for reading my work.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is a famous artist, in Paris.

He was born 1853 30 March. He was a man that had a bad childhoood, As a child, Vincent was serious, silent and thoughtful. He was a son of a pastor, and was brought up as a  Van Gogh religious, he returned to England for unpaid work as a supply teacher in a small boarding school, overlooking the harbour in Ramsgate, where he made sketches of the viewSelf-taught he looked at nineteenth century drawing manuals and lessons books. In 1882, he moved from his parents home in Etten to the Hague, where he received some formal instruction from his cousin, Anton Mauve, a leading Hague School artist. That same year, he executed his first independent works in water-colour and ventured into oil painting.
He was a Dutch Post Impressionism painter. His painting had good influence because of it's emotional colours. He suffered of a mental illness and officially cut his ear of  and died at a age of 37.

When he died his painting today are still famous he painted 2,000 artworks and sketched 900 artworks. He began drawing in 1885 he painted his first important work 'The Potato Eaters'. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Art Alive

This term we are learning about Art. In Room19 we have learnt how to do different kind of lines. It taking us time for us to learn to draw and paint. We had to colour it create light by mixing the colours, then layer it with a bit more light colour. 

We drew a house with a pencil then painted it with different colour. I also layer the painting with black and grey. Layering with coats of paint took time. We had to wait for each layer to dry  I couldn't get my work done even shading it finished in 2 days. I had to go back to my original painting and contrast it by working better on it so its nice and looks realistic.