This week’s project is a snowed upon tree.  We got our inspiration from The Snowy Day.  
 She left the bottom white, drawing a line in white oil pastel across the paper horizontally to discourage the purple and blue watercolor from spreading too far. She drew her tree in brown oil pastel and painted the sky with watercolors. Then she added salt before the watercolors dried too much.  After it had dried and the salt had been dusted off, she added white glitter to the snow and to some of the branches to make the snowy parts shimmery.  The salt effect and glitter gave the painting lots of texture.
Bear loved this so much she did too.  She gave one to her grandfather for his birthday. I love how she includes the roots in tree drawings ever since we studied trees last spring/summer.
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Written by Julie Cerdas
I'm a stay-at-home Catholic mom who loves playing with and teaching my two children.