Monday, July 22, 2019

Reflections of Claude Monet

Autumn on the Seine, 1873

This week our Summer Art campers Painted like the Masters. On Monday we painted like French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926), founder of Impressionism and one of my very favorite artists.

Monet often painted colorful reflections of trees, so we decided to paint them as well. 

We folded a  large piece of white sulphite paper in half, then we painted our trees along one side of the fold, just one or two trees at a time. Then we folded the paper and squashed it down while the paint was still wet, creating a mirror image below the fold. 

Once our trees were dry, we added soft pastel colors to the sky and river, rubbing them in for a soft look. We also added a few white ripples to the water.

Here are our beautiful "Monet-style" paintings:
My sample
We borrowed this project idea from Painted Paper Art, where you can find the complete instructions for this fabulous mini-masterpiece of art!

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