We have had a great week at Art Camp. What a great way to start off the summer!
Our first still life groupings featured primary colors. We are also painting a guitar, cowboy hat, and boots. Of course, painting from imagination is always fair game. Over seventy pizza easels filling up with new art. Campers are mixing paint freely, trying out new brushes and a pallette. One young camper considers her still life “painting things that stay still.” Several happy campers exclaim over the orange, green, purple, brown, black, grey they discovered near the overlapping color mixes on their pallettes and on their papers. Having had only red, yellow, and blue tempera- I think they did a wonderful job.
My favorite piece of the day was done by a rising 5th grader named Dominic, who used only one color and the whole composition was defined by the direction and intensity of brushstrokes! It’s a pity I do not have a snapshot for you.
In the afternoon, blueberries plink, plunk in my bucket (if they make it that far) while my friend Kathy borrows the camera to record a dragonfly’s curious stare.