Have you ever looked up on a breezy autumn day? Seen fall-ing leaves swirling down and down against a background of clear blue sky?
It was quite literally back to the drawing board for us in art this week. Back to sketching autumn leaves. But this time it was to be with oil pastel crayons rather than the sketching pencils of last week’s lesson.
A quick reminder of all the different sizes and shapes that leaves can be…..
was all that was needed before we started to sketch the outlines of three or four leaves onto our piece of paper.
Next, holding the paintbrush like we had been shown…..
we painted a sky-blue watercolour background, around all the leaves. Not too much blue and lots of water was the order of the day.
Finally, with the blue background completed, the leaves themselves needed some colour. Reds and oranges, greens and browns. The colours of autumn.
Next time you are out on a breezy autumn day, why not look up…..
and watch the fall-ing leaves swirling down and down against a background of clear blue sky.