It has been a while since we have used paint for an art project so we decided this week was the week to do it! This piece of art work was inspired by a book called The Ghost Eye Tree
Here is the blurb…
One dark and windy autumn night when the sun has long gone down, a young boy and his older sister are sent to the end of town to get a bucket of milk. As they walk down the lonely road, bathed in eerie moonlight, all the boy can think about is the ghost-eye tree.
I dreaded to go…
I dreaded the tree….
Why does Mama always choose me
When the night is so dark
And the mind runs free?
What will happen when they come to the tree? Can they run past it or will it reach out and grab them?
We also discovered afterwards that the book was also made into a movie. Check out the trailer here..
This art work allowed us to practise using different shades of blue by only using blue and white. We began by painting the moon white in the sky. We then added a small amount of blue to the white paint and mixed it together to make a light shade of blue. We then gradually continued to add more blue to the white so that the night sky would get darker and darker.
We have already had so many compliments about our display because they look FANTASTIC!
What did you enjoy the most about doing this art project?
What did you find the most challenging?
Would you go into the woods where the ghost tree was?