This week we tried out the Apple or Pumpkin Tutorial at Hodgepodge. Once again Nana’s Tutorial was a grand time. In fact, we’ve been adding to our collection all week. We have fodder for next summer’s 4H Fair, a lovely garland for our school room, some art for Dan’s new office (have I mentioned Dan will start a new job?), and a fall birthday gift.
|Hands down one of E13’s best pieces of art. Ever.|
|I9 does a nice job.|
|R11 adding a “painterly effect”- making something look like a painting|
|Can you see J6’s in the middle right? He doesn’t like the chalks. Though I do now offer him the chance to scumble with a Kleenex. He likes that much better.|
|I like to make a workspace with wax paper.|
|With my laptop, the tutorial was right there beside us and I could point to Nana’s directions the whole time.|
|R11 had a great time making lots of them.|
|Ever the artist, she spends a lot of time making her drawings just right. And they do look lovely. She really enjoys playing with colors and layers.|
|Later in the day I sat down and tried a few. I like the painterly effect.|
|Instead of using a brown, R11 made pumpkin lines by changing the shade of her orange a bit.|
|As Tricia over at Hodgepodge says, pastels are blessedly messy. That’s a wet paper towel there. R11 thought it would be great just to swipe her finger and carry on with the art.|
We are looking forward to more tutorials. If you haven’t tried out pastels as a medium, make time very soon. It’s a great medium and makes artists out of everyone! The garland in our school room window turned out well. I’ll try to post a picture soon!