Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is one of my favorite picture books. The language is beautiful and the illustrations are stunning. When I was choosing books for this month’s Young at Art classes, this one was a no-brainer for me.
It was a small class, just 8 painters, but it was quite lovely. Most of the people were new to Young at Art so that was really exciting. We talked a lot about blending colors when we were painting the snow and the light coming off of the moon. We also talked about how to start with a familiar shape if you aren’t sure how to painting something. (You might notice a Y in each of the trees.) It was fun to see how each painting turned out!
Here were some of the paintings…
This coming Saturday, January 28th, I am doing my second class of the month. I haven’t quite decided what we are going to paint but I am reading another one of my favorite books!