This was great practice in working with a limited palette of cool colors, mixing tints and shades to create various color tones, and painting landscapes in perspective. Just look at this student's palette of colors: mint greens, icy blues, and lots of lovely shades of lavender!
It was also fun to choose and color a winter "athlete" to insert into the scene. Cutting out the athlete and placing it in just the right place, and maybe adding a shadow, made it possible to create an awesome 3-dimensional image gliding along the ice or sailing through the air!
The idea for this project came from Deep Space Sparkle. We altered it somewhat to add our own Olympic athletes and stickers.