: Painting Cherry Blossom Trees :

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blossoming trees are a gorgeous sight in Spring! Living near tons of hilly orchards gives me great joy. I want to share this little mountain orchard with you.

Today we revisited a painting project we made last Fall and modified it for Spring. I have to thank That Artist Woman for her inspiration. We simply took 3 steps to creating these trees:
  1. To paint the background, we mixed a little water with acrylic paints in Spring colors, and let our hands guide us in filling the page with a splash of color. We let this dry.
  2. To paint the tree, we mixed some water and some brown and black acrylic paint. Starting from the bottom, we guided the paint by blowing through a straw to form the trunk and then the branches. We let this layer dry.
  3. To paint the blossoms, I mixed a little red, a touch of blue, and white acrylic paints together. We blotched the blossoms. And that is all there is to it!
My 4-year-old's is on the right and mine is on the left.


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