Orion’s Watercolor Trees
|February 26, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Fourth Grade|
Orion used a gradated wet-in-wet technique to make that luminous backdrop for his intricate trees. The lacy texture is created with a light sprinkling of salt on the still-wet wash. How does that happen? I’m not sure! (Mrs. David??) When the wash had dried he used a wet-over-dry technique with two different brushes to render those intricate branch patterns. Lastly, he showed his mastery of value by lightening his tree color and painting another, higher in the picture plane. That’s called atmospheric perspective, and it gives a gorgeous sense of distance to this glowing and magical landscape.