To celebrate Fall, the Wednesday Elementary Art Class completed a Fall Leaves Finger Painting.
It was such a beautiful day that we set the easels up in the front yard.
We used Daniel Smith Acrylic paint on Canvas Sheets. The backgrounds were painted with brushes – we drew a horizon line, painted the sky darker to lighter, the ground and then added a loosely drawn tree stump and branches.
Next we added the leaves with finger paint. We went step by step starting with umber as a background leaf color and working our way up to the warmest oranges and yellows last.
Then we added hints of cerulean blue – if you have seen my paintings you know I love this color. Adding the unexpected touches of this bright blue helps move the eye around the paintings.
The paintings turned out just beautiful and you know it’s a great class when you hear “this is so fun!”