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trees painting project

trees painting project

Monochromatic  or analogous colors for the background. Darkest colors at the top, changing to lightest. Once painted and dried, went over with black tempera paint to create a silhouette of a tree. They needed at least 5 combinations of colors varying from dark to light for swirls.  Then start adding them in layers (D to L)from the top of the sky, middle, to the bottom.  They chose contrasting color combination for the foreground and tree branches. Last, gold paint to show direction of light

Monochromatic or analogous colors for the background. Darkest colors at the top, changing to lightest. Once painted and dried, went over with black tempera paint to create a silhouette of a tree. They needed at least 5 combinations of colors varying from dark to light for swirls. Then start adding them in layers (D to L)from the top of the sky, middle, to the bottom. They chose contrasting color combination for the foreground and tree branches. Last, gold paint to show direction of light

Good idea for art time with Fiona ... ARTipelago: Beautiful Banyan Trees!

Good idea for art time with Fiona ... ARTipelago: Beautiful Banyan Trees!

White watercolor paper. Trace a 6" circle at the top, center of paper. Water color wash any type of sky, leaving the moon white. Then black india ink with a wide flat 1" brush. I showed them how to go from thick to thin, twisting the brush slowly, (I suggest a practice paper first for 2 minutes). Then magenta, white and purple for the blossoms with a #4 round. 5th grade. I played "sounds of the earth", basically, yoga music. Made them silent and purposeful. They LOVED it. And they ...

White watercolor paper. Trace a 6" circle at the top, center of paper. Water color wash any type of sky, leaving the moon white. Then black india ink with a wide flat 1" brush. I showed them how to go from thick to thin, twisting the brush slowly, (I suggest a practice paper first for 2 minutes). Then magenta, white and purple for the blossoms with a #4 round. 5th grade. I played "sounds of the earth", basically, yoga music. Made them silent and purposeful. They LOVED it. And they ...

little trees growing by rettgrayson, via Flickr.  I need to adapt this for my students with special needs.  Love the colors and shapes.

little trees growing by rettgrayson, via Flickr. I need to adapt this for my students with special needs. Love the colors and shapes.

Beautiful art project done by 5th grade Franklin Foresters at Ben Franklin Elementary School.

Beautiful art project done by 5th grade Franklin Foresters at Ben Franklin Elementary School.

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