Pastels on Black Pastel Paper By Mrs. Breeden’s 3rd Grade Class

Today the kids got to experiment with pastels on black pastel paper.  I believe one of the phrases used to describe the experience was OFF THE HOOK!  Others included fun and epic.  We drew two pictures and the kids chose one to hang in class and one to take home.  These are the drawings they chose to hang on the class “art clothesline”.  Please forgive the clothespins in the photos.  Our subjects today were cityscapes and mountains because…Albuquerque.  I know I had an “epic, off the hook” time.  I smiled when a few of the kids asked where they could buy their own pastels.  One even asked what kind of paper she could use at home if she didn’t have the good paper.  Awesome!  Hat tip to Mr P at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nMiyNwQJ13w!  

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Yellow Poppy Field 18 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

I’ve never painted yellow poppies and felt I needed to.  I like it!  This is an 18 x 24 inch palette knife oil painting.

Orange Poppies and Wild Flowers 18 x 24 Inch Painting.

I have been busy this week making poppy fields!  This will be the last one for the week…or should be because I got stuff to do!  This was the poppy painting that got me hooked on yellow ochre skies for a few paintings.  Happy Wednesday everybody!

Orange Poppies, Ochre Sky 14 x 18 Inch Oil Painting

I discovered cadmium orange a few weeks ago.  I hate to admit that I can’t mix an orange as pure as cad orange out of the tube.  It is such a happy color!  I like to keep my colors to a minimum (I usually have about 10 colors I work from), but lately I’m thinking cad orange and cerulean blue need to be part of my palette.