Sadler comes in to the studio ready to get started. He is loving his journal. We started class off working on a background for an activity in his journal. I emphasized not always using a brush to apply paint – how about an old gift card. Sadler applied 2 analogous colors to a page of his journal with the gift card. He worked with the paint letting the first color show through the second color. The word of the week was “gratitude.” Sadler wrote the word on the page with India ink. He then added some things he was grateful of. (Bad grammar there.) Next came the shark. We decided the mid-color of the shark would be the best to use as a base coat. So the young artist mixed a medium grey adding purple and blue. He painted the whole shark. Next time Sadler will start on the highlights, shadows and detail. This shark is going to be so cool. The canvas is 16×20. It will require just a frame, no glass. Hope you all have a grand weekend.