Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Trees

 The girls made winter tree paintings over the course of a couple of days.  First they put pieces of masking tape across watercolor paper to mask the tree portions. Then they added branches in white crayon to resist the watercolor. Next, they used liquid watercolors in shades of blues and greens to paint the background and sprinkled it with salt for snow.
 When their paintings were dry they peeled off the tape and added some marker and watercolor details to the trees.  I love the way they turned out.  We need more art projects around here!  We haven't been quite as prolific this winter because there just never seem to be enough hours in the day and I'm trying hard to make sure they get time to just play.  Being a mother is always such a balance- are they getting enough stimulation? Are they overstimulated? Are they playing enough?  Are they being read to enough?  Am I making a balanced meal enough? Are they learning responsibility?  Are they getting enough sleep? What should I do about their educations? Are my bills paid?  Did I forget one of the 10,000 balls I have up in the air?  Did I shower today? These are just a few of the many things that seem to be flying through my head.
Red Fish

New Fish


Lisa said...

Those are really beautiful paintings; we might have to try that sometime.

Somers said...

That last paragraph is just. so. true. uggghhhhh.....

Somers said...

oh, and we will probably be stealing this idea after school today. thanks!

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