Thursday, September 27, 2012

                        THE MONA LISA

   The Mona Lisa is a very famous piece of art. The Mona Lisa was created by an Italian artist named Leonardo da Vinci. People describe the Mona Lisa as "the best known,the most visited,the most written about,the most sung about,the most parodied work of art in the world." " The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo." The painting of Mona Lisa is in oil on a poplar panel. You can find the Mona Lisa on permanent display at the Musee du Louvre in Paris.
  Have you ever tried to figure out why the Mona Lisa looks like she is smiling from far away. But, up close she does not look like she is smiling at all. Well, as you know Leonardo da Vinci made the Mona Lisa. I wonder how he made the Mona Lisa look like that! This is very spooky but, interesting at the same time. Maybe Leonardo da Vinci made the Mona Lisa like an illusion. If you think you know why dont be afraid to comment.

There are a lot of ways to do art.These are the basic things you can use: crayons,markers, or colored pencils. But, if you are feeling like you want to do a proffesional masterpiece then you can use: oil pastels,watercolors, or charcoal. If you have any questions just comment!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


                                                          PAPER MACHE

There are many ways to do art. One way is paper mache. Paper mache is when you make a special project with strips of newspaper and a special kind of paste. These are the things you need to make paper mache:
*a base
*paper mache paste (you need 3/4 white glue and 1/4 water to make paste)

First, you rip up strips of newspaper. You should rip it up and not cut it because if you rip it up it will lay smoother. Then, to make the paste mix 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water. Next, you can pick a base like a balloon,cardboard,and ect. You can mostly use anything laying around your house for a base. Next,you need to dip your strips of newspaper in your paste and stick them on your base. You should at least have four layers of the newspaper on your base and you should over-lap the pieces of newspaper. Let each layer dry before adding another one. Make sure the last layer will dry completely. After your last layer is dry then...VIOLA! You have made paper mache. If you want to paint your paper mache then you should make your last layer with white computer paper or a paper towel so that painting is easier.
On this blog you will see a lot of art tips and different types of art. You will also see different famous art pictures and famous artists. I hope you will enjoy this art blog!