Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lesson 28 - Winter Trees

Depicting leafless trees can be a challenge, particularly when dealing with fine branches. In this lesson we experimented with stamping with sponges, crumpled plastic wrap, and cardboard and drawing fine lines with brushes, knifes and twigs. Next we created a sky by wetting the paper, dropping in paint and blotting out clouds with paper towels. Finally, when this was dry, we added a bare tree.

Elaine used sponges and plastic wrap to stamp a texture pattern that suggests bare twigs.

Celine drew fine lines in many colors using a brush.

Barbara created her twigs with light sponge stamping.

Sabra used a combination of fine lines and sparse stamping on her tree.

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