Thursday, February 9, 2012

Humpback Whales at Sunset





My group of 4th graders created these pieces in much the same way as my other class made their sunset seascapes with dolphins and seals - acrylic painted background and whales on black paper with chalk pastel. They added a splattering of white paint for a splash effect. Maybe this project was subconsciously inspired by the new movie, Big Miracle about the 3 gray whales caught under the ice in Alaska. ;)

4 comments:

  1. I love the splash effect!! Adds to the element of movement:))

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  2. Geez Mary, I had no idea that Humpback whales could breach that high! These are terrific and the splashes are so realistic. Kids love splatter painting don't they? Nice work-

    :)Pat

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  3. These whales are adorable.
    I love the colors, and I agree with Christie and Pat about the splashing effect.

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  4. These are just wonderful! I love the whale paintings...so well done. Beautiful!

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