Inspired By Winter Light
There is something so magical and beautiful about moonlight shining through barren winter trees onto a frosty landscape. With our recent touch of snow, it was good timing for the children to be inspired by Winter scenes. We experimented with several resist techniques to achieve and capture that stillness. It was a multi-step process, and I was so impressed with the way they followed along, especially the newer members of the class. After completing a rough sketch, they painted over the lines with an acrylic gloss to preserve them. Wednesday's class applied a watercolor wash over their drawings and Saturday's class rubbed oil pastels on their drawings and then rubbed them with a bit of oil on a cotton ball to blend the color. I love the outcome and each student captured a unique impression of cast shadows and the coolness of a wintery night.