To celebrate Fall, the Wednesday Elementary Art Class completed a Fall Leaves Finger Painting.

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It was such a beautiful day that we set the easels up in the front yard.

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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.

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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.picketfenceartstudio.com-2

 

The paintings turned out just beautiful and you know it’s a great class when you hear “this is so fun!”

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