We started class by putting another layer of paper mache onto our 3D letters. Next project, birch trees in acrylic. I had painted these trees in an adult class and thought these kids can do this too! Selecting the color of their choice they painted the background color. Next we added the background with a bit of white and painted our birch trees. My only request for the composition was to paint an uneven number of trees and to overlap at least one. Next we added black to our back ground color and with some cut up credit cards, added our shadow on the right side of the tree. With white, we added the light on the left side of the tree, then went back in, using the credit cards, to add more bark markings. I was delighted with the outcome and so were they!
April 16, 2013