Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thumb Print Tree

Next weekend I am leading my first ever Mommy & Me art class!  I decided we would create some thumb print paintings.  I had so much fun making my example painting today!!  I love creating whimsical works of art and using color unexpectedly.  My goal is to do one of these paintings with each of my girls and paint their names on them.  :)

I painted my background a variation of yellows and greens.  I usually don't draw out my plans on canvas - however I had a very specific idea of how I wanted the tree to look.
Once the tree was finished - the fun began!! 

Using a bright blue, I started on the thumb print leaves.  I blended a few different shades of blue so there was so variation in the leaves. 

I added the word "Family" and am very pleased with how it turned out! I plan on doing another example painting before next weekend, hopefully of a bird or peacock.  I cannot wait to see the masterpieces everyone comes up with next weekend!

Happy  Crafting!