|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: