Cooler air has blown into Houston over the weekend and we are celebrating by blowing some fall trees into our world. Students are using India Ink and a brush to paint in the trunk and roots then blow the organic lines of the branches out where the wind my take them! We are learning to not be afraid of those magic moments that might happen in art when we allow the medium to take over. The branches are more natural and less structured than if they mechanically drew out each branch.
After the branches were created we are going back into our painting with watercolor techniques to add the bright fall colors.