Materials: Blue or purple Cardstock, paint brush, paper towel, pencil & eraser, paint tray, water cup, small piece of chipboard, index card or thick cardstock, acrylic paint- white, grey, black, brown, red, orange, yellow
Here’s how I organize the paint on the trays or plates
Start by drawing the horizon line and the tree trunk on the colored Cardstock. Paint in each tree white and add grey shading to one side. Once all three trees are painted white and grey, paint the ground brown. Then we need to add the texture to the birch trees. Dip the edge of a small piece of chip board or I’ve used index cards before, into black paint. Scape the edge starting on the grey shaded side across to the white side. Repeat until the tree is covered in texture.
Using the brush add the texture of the leaves on the upper part of the paper with red, orange, yellow, brown. Add a few fallen leaves on the ground. If there’s extra time I let them add a bit of black into the brown paint to make a color for the shadows of the trees on the ground.
-Art Teacher in LA