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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Brush Strokes

Brush Strokes and Temperature
Trying to explain things like temperature of color can be difficult.

But we can do hard things,
so we plunged ahead.

We started out working on brush strokes,
first with a calligraphy pen,
and next with several types of brushes.

Then we worked on a 5"x 7" painting of rocks.
Rocks were great for this exercise because you can see the rocks emerge in a few strokes and it's pretty exciting to see something almost magically appear.

Deciding where the light is coming from affects the dimension of the rocks
so we were able to work on both temperature and brush strokes 
in one small painting.

Here is Katelyn with her painting of rocks and grass.

Check out those rocks and the grasses we through in for a different type of brushstroke.

Katelyn's got it don't you think?

How about giving Katelyn a shout out.


  1. Wow! Great job Katelyn on such a hard topic! Looks like you are having fun and learning a lot!

  2. she'll be working on brush strokes and temperature the rest of her life, (I didn't tell her that little secret), but didn't she do a great job.

  3. Katelyn's definitely a highlight of the tour. Good Work!

  4. What can I say? Katelyn "ROCKS"!

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  6. In moderating the comments on my iPad, I accidentally deleted this instead of publishing this comment from Karen Johnston, my friend in New Zealand.

    I think Katelyn has got it!!! That looks so good, rocks are hard!

    I could still see it, but I couldn't publish it. So here it is. Thanks Karen.

  7. Like the angle she did instead of straight across.
    Please tell her I said...

    Well Done Katelyn!

  8. Nice job, Katelyn! Good job, teacher!!

  9. Thanks Julie and Meredith. The process of painting the rocks is fun and she is a very good student. I do love her angles.

  10. She is doing such a great job, woo hoo Katelyn


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