Awesome Artwork

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in How We Learn

Last week, Diana painted this fantastic portrait of a classmate.


She worked on the painting for 4 days, with some frustration and lots of persistence. She used these strategies to achieve success:

– drawing basic shapes

– researching face proportions

– observing and photographing the person

– adding details and outlines

– asking Miss Davies for advice

– adding shadows and highights

– mixing colors and tones

– using different brushstrokes

Congratulations Diana!

What do you like about this painting?  

Can you recognise a famous artist’s style here? 


Join the conversation and post a comment.

  1. Joshua

    Dear Ms. O’Dwyer

    It is an amazing idea for Diana to draw a portrait and it is a cool portrait! I like it a lot. I like the part that has more bright colors like yellow in the background and it reminds me of Van Gogh. It will be a lot more cool if she keeps drawing.

    Kind regards,

    • Hyunseo

      Dear Joshua,

      I think it is amazing portrait and I like it, too!
      I’d never seen portrait like that before. Did you know one of my favorite artist is Van Gogh?

      Kind Regards,
      Hyun Seo

  2. Sang Won

    Dear Ms.O’Dwyer
    This picture is awesome! I really like picture that Diana drew. The background is very nice and she painted a great portrait. Her drawing remainded me of famous artists called Renoir and Van Gogh. Those artists also drew very well. I think if she keeps drawing, Diana will be a famous artist also.

    Kind regards,
    Sang Won

  3. Poonnapa

    Dear Ms.O’Dwyer

    I think that was great work. I didn’t see my friend draw so well like this! I will tell you how Diana did it. First she just tried to draw but then she used strategies to improve. (Strategy means a ways to get better) and she find a good strategy on the computer. There were picture and words that can help you draw. It’s good to improve.

    Kind Regards

  4. Geon woo

    Dear Diana,

    The picture is very good. I like this picture because the background color is bright and the picture is cool. This picture reminds me of the sun flowers that Van Gogh drew.

    Kind regards,

    Geon Woo