Students will study the work of still life painter Janet Fish. They will create a still life drawing of wildflowers in a glass jar and learn how to create the illusion of glass by sketching, shading, and blending light colors on a dark background paper.
Students will observe the delicate designs of wildflowers and study how to represent them realistically.
Students will learn how to sketch a wildflower still life pastel drawing.
Show samples of artist Janet Fish’s still life with glass paintings.
Set up a still life example of a canning jar with wildflowers.
Lead a discussion about the still life and its elements and explain how light reflects off of glass surfaces.
Demonstrate how to plan and sketch out a still life drawing of flowers.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Real or artificial wildflowers
Images of Janet Fish’s still life paintings
Black and gray construction paper
White pastel pencil
Study the Still Life
Observe the canning jar still life. Study the way the light reflects off the glass.
Examine how artist Janet Fish represents the surface of glass. Notice the combination of colors and how the background is reflected in the glass.
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