Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A Heart in the style of Romero Britto

 In the style of Ramero Britto


"Romero Britto, the founder of the Happy Art Movement has created a visual language of love, hope and happiness all its own that inspires millions worldwide. Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, iconic imagery and fun patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism and love”. Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries".


Romero Britto from the web site 


Please take a moment to watch this Romero Britto interview by Sasha  (Links to an external site.)


Heart Kids by Romero Britto


Lovely Dog by Romero Britto

Notice the letters in the grass. Romero Britto likes to us letters and

especially his name in his work. 

Flying Hearts by Romero Britto

This is the art work we will look at to create our own Romero Britto styled heart.


White paper


Water and a brush

Markers-Washable markers work best but you can use what ever you have.


Step 1. Using your Sharpie, draw the outline of a heart that fills the page.


Step 2. Draw 4 straight lines inside the heart to break it up into 5 different spaces. 



Step 3.  Fill 4 of the sections up with your favorite lines. 

Step 4.  Fill in the last section with your favorite shape.


  Step 5. Using your markers color 3 sections of your heart.


Step 6.  Get out a container of water and a paint brush. If you do not have

a paint brush your finger will do.



Step 7.   Make sure you put something under your art work like

a paper towel or a newspaper before you start. Using the paintbrush

paint the water over the marker and allow the colors to bleed together.

Pull some of the color into the 2 white spaces. You can let the color

bleed outside the heart as well.

Step 8.   Allow the paint to dry and then add your initials around the

border of the heart. Your initials are the first letter of your first name

and the first letter of your last name. For example my name is 

Lee Darter so my initials are LD. Romero Britto likes to use letters 

in his art work, let's try it too.


Bonus Idea...

Cut your heart out and glue it to black paper.


Make sure to take a photo and submit your heart art

into the Art Room Blog Facebook Page.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Footprints in the Snow...

 Footprints in the Snow

In this project we will learn about secondary colors and perspective.


watercolor paint


a circle tracer

a pencil

water and a paintbrush

1. Secondary Colors- the colors you get when you mix the primary colors.





For this painting you will only be using the secondary colors

2. Using perspective to make your work look real. 

As things move away from you they appear smaller.

When things are closer to you, they take up more of your field of view,

so they seem bigger. When they're further away, they take up less of your

field of view, and so seem smaller.


Step 1. Draw the trunk of your first tree.

Step 2. Draw the first layer of your tree

on top of the trunk. It looks like a mustache.

Step 3. Now draw the second layer of your tree but smaller. 

Step 4. Now draw a third layer.

Step 5. Finish drawing layers of the tree until it is as tall as you

want it to be.

Step 6. Draw a snow hill behind your tree.

Step 7. Now add in another snow hill and start another tree there. Remember to make the new tree smaller than the first one.

Objects farther away appear smaller.

Step 8. Add in more trees.

Step 9. Find something to draw a circle with. I used a roll of tape.

Step 10. Use your tracer to draw a circle for the sun.


Step 11. Now watercolor paint your drawing using only the secondary colors-

Orange, Green and Purple

Step 12. Using a pencil create a shadow under the tree

by rubbing the pencil on its side.

Step 13. Give each tree a cast shadow.

Step 14. Add in your footprints. 

Remember the footprints will appear smaller as they move 

away from you over the hill. You may want to make

boot prints instead of foot prints....the snow is cold.

Please share your finished pieces on the Art Room Blog Face Book page.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Teaching Virtually....

What to do when you are teaching 100% virtual and need to make sure your kiddos have paper?
600 art portfolios cut and folded, cut paper and stuff in the folders, watercolors and Sharpies....
Passed out! Check and done! Ready for the next quarter.