Art this week started out as a bit of a mystery; why, we all wondered, would we be needing SPOONS?
Well, there’s only one way to find out – and that is to begin! First you need to ensure your pre-folded piece of paper is the right way round with the fold by your tummy. Yes…..
just like that. Step two is to use either a brown or a black oil pastel to draw four straight lines or ‘sticks’…..
evenly spaced along the folded edge; you need to press really hard.
And now your ‘sticks’ need branches – because of course they are not ‘sticks’ at all, but tree trunks!
Next we need a change of colour – to orange or red or yellow maybe, because our trees need a few (just a few) autumn leaves remaining on the branches.
And perhaps one or two dropped on the green grassy ground. You need to remember to press hard for the leaves too. You’ll soon see why. Next step - the spoons.
Open up the paper, and then carefully fold it back-to-front, so that your trees are inside. Take the spoon…..
and use it to rub really hard all over the paper (phew!) I wonder; what do you think will happen when we do that? Take a peek and see if you guessed right!
Two more steps until we are done. The first is to take a white pastel and draw wiggly (wavy!) invisible lines across the watery ‘reflection’ (well guessed Anusha!)…..
and finally paint over the top with watery blue paint.
And there you have it…..
autumnal trees standing peacefully…..
by the water’s edge.
Thanks in no small part to the contents of my cutlery drawer!