|Park Bench in Autumn, 12 x 16 tempera on paper|
Our home schoolers created this painting of a park bench in the fall while learning about perspective and color relationships.
This is liquid tempera on 12 x 16 watercolor paper.
Before starting the painting, we looked at a variety of park bench photos like this one.
And this one.
We practiced sketching them from an angle.
Then we taped our paper to a painting board and painted our background using vertical prismatic strokes in the upper area and horizontal strokes along the bottom. The path is painted in cool colors and the rest is warm autumn colors.
After the paint was dry, we added the tree trunks in the distance and the darker thicker ones in the foreground. We added leaves in the trees and falling to the ground using short strokes and dabs of paint.
Lastly, we added the little park bench using a detail brush.
After the paint was dry, we carefully removed the tape to reveal a lovely white border around our paintings.