This one, entitled "A Walk on the Beach," was rendered with oil pastel on blue construction paper.
|We used this photo as a visual resource for this artwork.|
I can almost hear the crashing waves! Can you?
Next, we poured white tempera paint into a bowl, dipped a finger into the paint, and smeared it back and forth over the soft pastels to blend the colors and create a lovely sunset-lit sky.
After the paint dried, we sketched in a simple tropical scene with vine charcoal - just the landscape shapes in the background and the tree shapes. Then we filled in the shapes with thick black tempera paint, adding the palm tree fronds and a flock of birds with slightly thinned tempera.
We loved them so much we framed them!