Olivia's finished painting that was done after
looking at Gerhard Richter's oil paintings.
Recently, I came across a pin that led to Leon pas sur les murs (a French website with the title that translates into "Leon not on the walls"). It show how children can learn about and try to imitate Gerhard Richter's art work.
The first step is to choose a background color and cover a sheet of paper or canvas with it.
Next, put a line of paint in another color at the top; and, using a plastic ruler, slide it down the page.
Some of the colors will go down to the bottom of the paper while others will go only part way down the page.
It's good if there's someone who can hold the top of the page while the ruler is being dragged down the page, otherwise the painting goes with the ruler.
The final versions are colorful and abstract.
It's a very easy project to do; and both girls were happy with the process and final product.