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Still Life Painting
by Kate Wattson

My art is about finding beauty in everyday objects. I paint the things I see around my house or at my studio.

I liked the blue in this paper coffee cup.

I liked the way the light came through this brown paper bag.

I liked this pear. Well, it wasn't this exact pear. I ate that one. But I like pear color and pear shape.

Kate Wattson Stuff

So, I put these three things together--the cup, the bag and the pear--and I made this painting:

Kate Wattson painting

Kate Wattson paintingKate Wattson paintingI made the cup simpler than it really looks.

I painted the pear with a lot of detail and a lot of paint to make it really pop.

A painting like this one--made of up a group of objects--is called a "still life" or "nature morte".

PROJECT IDEA: Why not try making your own still life painting using Kate Wattson's ideas and three things from your room?

You can use crayons, paints, pastels or colored pencils.

Kate Wattson Still lifes in studio

Who is Kate Wattson? Kate Wattson is an artist who lives in New York. She makes pictures in oil paints & in pastels and likes to paint still lifes, portraits and views from her studio windows in Dumbo (Brooklyn). Kate Wattson studied painting at the National Academy of Design.

More of MY ART--Art for Kids at BIDDINGTON'S:
Art Club 4th Graders at PS6: Political Cartoons on United Nations Themes
John Clem Clarke: Mixed-Media Pop Art Painting
Charles Hewitt: Stencil Prints
Susan Kaprov: Puzzle Pictures
Kate Wattson: Still Life Painting


Visual artists show their own art to children, tell kids how they make it and suggest related art projects suitable for children ages 7-11.

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