I was inspired today by the artwork of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist that was born in 1872. He spent part of his life in New York. His works range from paintings of landscapes to graphic modern art designs. I feel like his art is timeless and he was an innovator in the field.
This project is one that doesn’t require a lot of different materials and is relaxing to complete. If you’re not confident at drawing an animal or shape free hand, it could be completed using a stencil of an animal printed from the internet or the design could be made completely from straight lines placed randomly on the paper.
I folded a piece of paper in half and cut a butterfly stencil and then traced it onto my paper. Next, because for some odd reason I can’t find the ruler I keep in the desk drawer, I used the edge of a large Spanish workbook to draw horizontal and vertical lines. I used a pencil for all of my sketching so that I didn’t leave black permanent marker on my workbook.
Finally, I traced the lines with a black Sharpie marker and chose three different colors of markers to use to randomly color in the various sized squares. The boxes can be colored in using whatever colors that you like, and any medium from markers, or crayons, to colored pencils. Mondrian worked with red, blue, yellow, black, and white.
This finished project would look great cut out and glued to a piece of dark blue or black construction paper.