Every year right after the Eastern Idaho State Fair, we create a fair-themed painting. Specifically, we paint farm animals just like the ones at the fair!
We used liquid tempera paints to create these cows, sheep, and horses wandering around in these peaceful sunny pastures.
We started by lightly sketching an animal after looking at resource photos from our farm animal files. We then painted the sky and the green pasture around the animal's shape. Some artists added a dark green tree line along the horizon as well.
Now it was time to fill in our animal with color, shading, and textures - especially the woolly sheep!
Facial details were also added.
Some of the lighter colored animals were outlined.
The last step was to add grasses and flowers. This was a great way to create shadowy areas beneath the animals and more depth and perspective in the painting.
Our farm animal artists ranged in age from 6 to 14.