“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper was born in 1882 in Upper Nyack, New York and was encouraged from an early age to pursue his love of art. Throughout his career he became famous for his iconic imagery and austere style. His most famous piece, “Nighthawks” shows four patrons in a café and came to epitomise the feelings of Americans in the Second World War. He became known as a ‘pictorial poet’ who recorded the starkness and vastness of America. He painted hotels, motels, trains and public places where people gathered. His paintings stress the theme of loneliness.
We used many techniques to paint these landscapes. The fluffy white clouds were created by pulling the blue watercolour off of the paper with a tissue and letting the white of the paper shine through. I love the the colours and perspective that the students created.