Remember the ‘commissioned’ artworks that grace my hall walls?
Well this week we refreshed the walls with new artworks.
Over the holidays we created these gorgeous regatta scenes and I was looking at them thinking, “Gee, they’d look really spiffy in a nice black frame”. So off I toddled to Big W and found the perfect frames to suit them. (A bargain at $6 for a set of two!)
I’ve been wanting to buy some frames for a while now but it took the perfect artwork to motivate me to act.
Aren’t they just stunning?!
Okay we’ll I’m a little biased
I loved the art project itself. It took us much of the morning and there were multiple steps, but the final product says it all…worth the effort.
Let me give you a quick run through as a photo doesn’t do the project justice.
The sky is a watercolour wash and the sandy beach is acrylic sponge painting.
The sea was created from torn strips of painted blue paper with a hint of green and white (the white tops of the waves are created when you tear the painted paper…how clever are these art teachers who come up with these ideas!)
The little boats are created out of magazine pages and the torn waves are overlapped over the boats to give the illusion that they are bobbing around on the waves.
Oh and there’s a little perspective with the closer boats being larger than the boats in the distance.
Like I said, there were quite a few steps but they were simple and easy and worked together to create artworks that the children are very proud of.
And now my walls are sporting new masterpieces created by my favourite artists. 🙂