I knew that she would be back with a fresh lesson to break in the new set of pastels. She came after work as the water was boiling for the macaroni. Bible school choir practice was just an hour away. So she and the children opened the package…
Outline it first, fill it in. Then get your white or palest yellow. Lighten your moon to add depth. Make sure to put more white on one side because the moon is reflecting the setting sun. Get ready to skumble again! Save the color you are using on your moon…
Oh but you might want to add some stars. Carefully. Put just a few in the darkest part of your sky. Not too many. Think about what it looks like at sunset. You can’t yet see many stars. The most twinkle when it is very dark.
Take a look. What do you think?
Time to clean up. One minute an art table. Then with lots of hands and a few wipes…Supper is ready. We had a pastel lesson while supper cooked. Cleared and set the table. And enjoyed every bit of it – the lesson and supper – all in one hour!
Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels we use, how and where to purchase are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
I hope you enjoyed Nana’s fourth pastel lesson!