Friday, September 9, 2011

Pond Study: Chalk Pastel Marsh

Barb at the Handbook of Nature Study Blog suggested an art project in her August Newsletter. Tricia at Hodgepodge has a tutorial on how to chalk a marsh. Fun fun fun! So, Tricia please tell Nana thanks for us! It was a splendid time.

Isn't it cool, we found a place just like our drawing? Originally, I had the project planned to do on a quiet afternoon while camping. Somehow, it never happened.

J6 had a good time with this one- he waffled between enjoying the mess and then not so much enjoying it!

R11, ever the artist, really liked to scumble! You simply have to look that word up!

A lovely finished product.

A first grade masterpiece.

I love this one from I9...just look at that sky!

E12 did a fine job as well- he's not always a fan of the art projects, but he is a good sport and gives them a whirl.

Happiness is a full gallery of new art work. Don't you just want to go there?

Our pastels- see the little box? A gift from an artist pastor. He hoped we could find a use for them. Um...yes!

Of course, I gave it a shot. Not a masterpiece but it sure was fun to do!

This was a great little project! We will definitely be checking out some more of Nana's tutorials. And chalk pastels, although they are a bit messy, are really fun to work with- have you looked up "scumble" yet? Because that's really fun!


Hodgepodgemom said...

Oh beautiful, fun, messy and wonderful! So glad you all enjoyed Nana's tutorial. Scumbling and fisting are our favorites. Thank you for sharing, fellow pastel artists! ~Tricia

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Ta Da!!! Wow!!

Love your artwork and I do think you should work through more of Nana's tutorials.

Love the artwork in frames too!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracey said...

Those are great! And, I did look up the word!

Renelle said...

Every time I read a post I just want the three of us to come and live at your place to be home schooled! You really do a wonderful job and I love your suggestions...keep it coming! Blessings, Renelle

luciahames said...

Hey there!
I am Nana from Hodgepodgemom, and I wanted to let you and your children know that I think your marsh pastels are beautiful! Keep up the great work!