In my dot art I chose fire because it reminded me of camping and I like to go camping with my family. In my background I chose warm colors because it matches fire. Dot art is art of Aboriginal people. I learned that dot art is slow, calm, and careful.
This is an Aboriginal dot art painting called "Spirits Above". Aboriginal is a group of people native to Australia. They created symbols that they used in their art made up of dots. In my painting I selected one symbol to reflect. I selected the symbol of Water Hole or Running Water. The yellow dots are stars and the red boxes with white dots are spirits floating above. The background was created by blending blues, purples and greens.
I chose to do this symbol, rainbow, because it feels light-hearted and happy. I think that the rainbow can have some feeling with no words. I like this painting because I added a spring with some flowers. Flowers and rainbows fit together because they express how you feel with the colors. Like red, yellow, white, and pink express that you feel happy. Blue, purple, green, and especially gray and black express that you are gloomy. That's why I chose warm colors as my background. Water splashing makes you feel (like you are) enjoying something. Sort of like having a quiet picnic near the pond and chatting with a friend. The white puts more expression into my painting like wonder.
I made a snake because I love animals. (Especially reptiles.) I also made a flower because my Mom LOVES flowers. And the background colors are some of my favorite, like turquoise, green, blue and purple. Dot art was started in Australia. It is a very famous art style there and all over the world.
I chose the cloud symbol because it really inspires me. Clouds and art have lots in common, like having different shapes, sizes, colors and not being perfect. This project taught me about the Australian Aboriginal people, their symbols, their dot art, and warm and cool colors. Red, orange and yellow are warm ; and green, blue and purple are cool.