Art Project for Kids: Emil Nolde Poppies
Emil Nolde is one of my favorite artists that paint flowers. I especially love his delicate yet loose poppy watercolor paintings. I bought several art books for my daughter but none of them contained my favorite poppy paintings of his. I’ve collected them instead on my Pinterest Board, Virtual Art Museum.
I also have a Veteran’s Day craft and book here.
Image from Visualize Us
Image from The Red List
My 12-year-old daughter’s art assignment was to look at Emil Nolde’s flower paintings and then do one of her own. She used very wet acrylic on thick watercolor paper to make a beautiful painting she sold as a wedding card.
Here’s another painting she did that is less watery, also in acrylic.
If you need inspiration from actual poppies, I can sympathize. I tried to grow poppies to paint but they have a very short blooming season. Still, if you are able to grow them, this would make a nice Spring art project. I now collect them on my Pinterest board, Flowers to Paint. Here are a few of the poppies but there are more if you need flowers year around to paint.
image from Public Domain Pictures
If you want to see other works of art by Emil Nolde, here are some resources.
Emil Nolde: My Garden Full of Flowers
Emil Nolde: Flowers
p.s. Here are books for kids for Veteran’s Day as well as crafts.
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