In 5th grade we are looking at the work of artist Georgia O’keefe. She changed the way people compose their work by really getting up close with her subjects. The students chose up close pictures of flowers and had to show the progression from one color to another color on each petal and the progression of light to dark which is called value. We also did exercises to prepare for the painting that helped the students visualize light source and color theory. The students are choosing backgrounds of complementary colors to contrast their piece.