Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth Day Trees

Kandinsky is one of my favorite artists.  I saw a wonderful idea on another blog (I wish I could remember where to give her credit!) of using Kandinsky's concentric circles to create colorful leaves for a tree.  After a lesson on why we have Earth Day and when it was created, we used our knowledge on Kandinsky to create this great tree!
First, we painted the background.  We used our brushes in a patting motion to create a implied texture.

We gave it some time to dry and everyone got to paint their own concentric circle leaves on the tree.  It turned out amazing!  I'm so glad that I read that blog post!  (If you know where the other blog post is, please link it in the comments.)

Here is our finished painting!

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  1. Not sure if this is the post you found? I'd bookmarked this awhile back, and it's a similar project.

    Love the blog!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this link. It is not the project I saw, but I love their trees even more! Thanks!


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