We painted more sunsets this week than you can shake a paintbrush at (15 student paintings, to be exact (Paul left before we got a photo!)). We started with a lovely photo of a beach reflecting the oranges of the fading sun. This painting was full of drama and subtlety, and we worked very hard trying to capture the directionality of the sky, the reflective quality of the wet sand, the texture of the shadowed sand, and the depth of the bank of trees. Lots of work, but everyone did a wonderful job. We learned a new technique, too. Sgraffito. We used sgraffito in the trees to pull some of the sunset through them. Very fun and effective.