Kissing Pears: Art Lesson no. 4

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 6:57 PM
Kissing Pears in Gouache
This is my gouache painting on bristol board, 9 x 12 inches

Today Annie and I spent the afternoon learning about blind contour drawing. 

 First we stopped by for a visit at my friend Diahn's blog: Art by Diahn to see what a blind contour drawing was.  Annie's eyes flew wide open anticipating this lesson would be challenging.  I told her our brains were going to work very hard with our drawing hand and arm!

Kissing Pears: blind contour
7b pencil in Canson 9 x 12 inch sketchbook

For a look at what Annie worked on today go visit her at Annie's Adventures with Nina.

I love contour drawing and enjoyed sharing the concept with Annie.  And what fun we had bringing out the gouache for us to add color to our drawings!


  1. Anonymous Says:

    I love this series of art lessons with Annie. What a cutie and very lucky little girl. You give me many ideas for my painting sessions with just 3 year old Sydney who is obsessed with making things.

  2. I really really like your pears, Marta!

  3. Sandy Says:

    Such style, quite striking. I envy your gouache painting of late.

  4. Mim Says:

    I love those pears!

  5. Linda Says:

    Wonderful! Your lessons with Annie are so much fun to see. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  6. Ai Says:

    Marta, those pears look lovely. This is so much fun seeing how you teach art to Annie. I might apply this idea to my Iris, who is 2.5 years old now.

  7. Sandy Says:

    Marta, I LOVE THESE. Just beautiful!!!!


  8. Robyn Says:

    Gorgeous strong statement with those pears, Marta. And now I see you are about to join a figure class. Lucky girl!

  9. You have an extremely fine blog.

    Stay on groovin’ safari,


  10. Wendy Says:

    These are really VIBRANT.

  11. Sherry Says:

    Marta, I love these juicy pears, love the shape and colors. Nina's pears are cool too!

  12. Marta, it's interesting how you coloured the pears, using a small palette.

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