Sunday, June 24, 2018
A Hilly Landscape
These rolling hills feature a ribbon of highway that hugs the coast to create an interesting perspective. This unusual view was a fun and fascinating project for all of our artists, ages 6-16!
To create this painting, we first talked about one- and two-point perspective. The hills would act as an interesting element to create the illusion of perspective as the road disappears in the distance.
Using a few instructions, the artists drew their hills and added the horizon line.
They drew the road, a distant mountain, an island or two, and other details such as boats, clouds, or birds flying overhead, then traced over all of their lines with a black Sharpie.
Now it was time to paint.
We used cake temperas for this project. We wanted our work to look more like a watercolor painting, so we thinned the colors a bit. Cake temperas are so versatile!
I love how they all put their own 'spin' on this project to create these unique paintings.