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Bird silhouette painting


Bird Silhouettes with Anne Marie

One of the most rewarding components of this job is leading the anxious painter to a successful outcome. Several guests at Anne Marie's party had some artistic experience, while several did not.  A few of the inexperienced painters were feeling a little anxious about painting together. I was confident that I could help them create a successful painting. Hopefully they would gain confidence through the process, and enjoy the journey too!

Our process began in Anne Marie's sunny kitchen, serenaded by a cassette tape of George Strait, and we were kept awake by a counter top full of homemade treats. As we applied the different background gradients, I gave extra attention to the beginning painters. I noticed that they gained confidence and began to make independent choices for their artwork (always a delight for an art teacher to witness.) As we painted in the branches and silhouettes, each painting took on it's own personality and the painter's style began to shine through. As our session came to a finish, I was delighted to witness everyone creating something they were proud of. Each painting was successful, personal, and I could tell the painters enjoyed the artistic process!

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