Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sunset Silhouettes

Third grade students now understand that a silhouette is a dark image against a light-colored background.  To create these wonderful fall pictures, students explored a wet-on-wet watercolor technique called a drip painting.  They first wet the paper and then dripped on the sunset colors.  Watching the colors drip down the paper created a lot of excitement in the art room!  The colors blended nicely into each other, creating our light colored background.  For the dark image, students used india ink and painted things they might see outside.  We practiced painting trees, and most choose to include one in their final picture.