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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Pastels: Queen Anne's Lace


Using this tutorial, at Hodgeodge we made Queen Anne's Lace pictures with chalk pastels.

Katie, age 19

Phyllis'
First we used small rectangles of white paper. Katie and I both chose brown for the background. We like to complete the pictures first to troubleshoot any problem areas for the boys. We found that looking at a photograph of actual Queen Anne's Lace very helpful. A vase full of them would have been even better.

Phyllis'
Then I decided to try black paper and liked the results.
So, I gave the boys their choice of either white or black paper to work with.

James, age 10

detail, Quentin, age 7
James chose to use the black paper and Quentin, the white. I enjoyed seeing the color choices for the background and the interesting ways in which they made the pictures uniquely theirs.

7 comments:

  1. I like the second drawing you did with the black paper - they really pop on the black.

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  2. Wow! This turned out beautifully! I love flower art. :)

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  3. These are great! (and, I agree about the black paper)

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  4. Those are just beautiful pieces of art! What a fabulous way to teach.

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  5. Oh I love seeing the results! What a wonderful idea to do it on black paper. Y'all are so smart!

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  6. Ooooh, they are all lovely!

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  7. these are so beautiful! my girls love using pastels, but i haven't given them much guidance. thanks for the link and this great idea! i just saw some queen anne's lace about to open down the road...

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