Thursday, March 14, 2013

Watercolor Landscapes

Students and I looked at landscapes painted by Grant Wood, and used his works to discuss foreground, middle ground and background. We then planned our own landscapes to include plants, water, rolling hills and sky. We marked the side of our paper at the halfway point, and then again one quarter of the way and three quarters of the way to act as a loose guide for spacing of each of the elements across the page. Images were planned out in pencil, and then gone over in black permanent marker. We painted with a large set of liquid watercolors for a greater range and intensity of colors. Aren't they breathtaking?

This lesson was adopted from the Apex Elementary Art Blog.
The students' works were completely inspiring! Thank you Mrs. Haake and class.


Phyl said...

Wow! WOW!! These are spectacular! Pinning!!

Anonymous said...

Love the vivid colors and understanding of the parts of a landscape! Beautiful!