“Artists don’t have to paint things the way they really are”
In Art class, 4th graders studied the artist George Rodrigue. He is from Louisiana and is most famously know for his Blue Dog paintings. When George was young, he had a pet dog named Tiffany that he loved dearly.
He paints Tiffany mostly blue in his artworks.
We read the book, Why is Blue Dog Blue? by George Rodrigue which explains that Blue Dog’s color depends on what the artist is doing: when Rodrigue goes fishing, he paints the dog a salmon color; when Rodrigue wants a hot dog, he paints the dog mustard yellow, and so on.
4th graders had to create a sentence that explains what color they would paint Blue Dog when they are doing something. Then they painted a picture that goes along with their sentence.