Wayne Thiebaud, an American painter, helped us to learn about Pop Art and a new palette knife painting technique for Advanced Art!
We reviewed and analyzed his various paintings on a Prezi presentation on Pop Art- http://prezi.com/cb-guvjbtoyw/present/?auth_key=p7s5nej&follow=rfozfeibi1tg&kw=present-cb-guvjbtoyw&rc=ref-48994887
Then, each student receieved a strawberry, a palette knife, palette, acrylic paint, and a small brush. They drew their strawberry on their painting and begin to incorporate the bumpy texture by lifting their palette knife on a small pool of paint, and spreading darker and lighter values without fully blending it in. This helps give the implied texture affect that Thiebaud incorporates in his desserts.
Below is an example: