Friday, October 10, 2008

The Trail of Tears

BT chose to paint a landscape depicting the Trail of Tears for his art project. First, we discussed the mood of the picture. He decided to use greys, blues, and browns to project the sadness of the event. He used roller brushes to blend the colors of his background.

He allowed his background to dry thoroughly, and we discussed the foreground. He decided that people are too difficult to paint and he might ruin his work if he attempted that. So, he decide to paint a wagon train instead. We discussed perspective, and he attempted to paint the wagons in different sizes to give the painting depth. He decided as a final touch to dot the ground with blue paint... a symbol of the tears shed along the way.

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