|Landscape by Tyler|
Birch trees have a very characteristic bark, very similar in appearance to the trees in Tyler's painting above. A birch is a medium sized tree that can reach up to 50 feet in height and can live to be 200 years old. The deep ridges in our trees are typical of an older birch tree. The seeds and the bark provide food for forest animals, such as rabbits, deer and birds. Wood from the birch tree can be used to make canoes, basketball courts, toys, furniture and paper!
|Armaan's landscape with the tape removed|
When the paint set, the strips of tape were peeled off the paper. Using a Sharpie marker, students drew the deep ridges of the birch tree bark. With test paper and more watercolors, we "watered" down some black paint to create just the right shade for the shadow along the bark of each tree. With another color, we cast a shadow over the snowy ground.
Here are some more examples of our beautiful winter landscapes. To see all of our work, follow this link to our home page of Artsonia! http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=114839
|Landscape by Adella|
|Landscape by Brooks|
|Landscape by Lexi M.|
|Landscape by Kyra|