Thursday, August 24, 2017

How To Paint a Picture of a Lighthouse Worksheet for watercolor.

How to paint a lighthouse worksheet. This little lesson is a good practice and skill builder for any artist. Teachers and parents will be able to use this in class or as a do at home project. It can be a lesson by itself or an extra activity.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint takes time and patience. Paint every day and experiment with techniques before long you will not believe what beautiful paintings you are making. Come back and try some of my other projects.

To print the how to paint a lighthouse worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems see the how to print tab above or try one of the enhanced files below. Remember to set your printer to color.

 How to Paint a Picture of a Lighthouse in Watercolor

You might also like the how to paint a sailboat on the bay worksheet, CLICK HERE.

PRINTABLE NOTES.
Trace the design on watercolor paper. If it is too hard to trace try to hold it against a window with the light coming through to see it better.

FIRST, put clear water in the sky area, be careful to put it around the lighthouse. Then drop in dark and light blue in random patterns. Dark blue above and light blue below they can mix in the middle. Leave random areas white for the clouds. Let this dry

Use light and dark green for the grass the dark green is on the lower part of the picture and the light green is up high nearest the lighthouse. If the lights are not light enough then use some tissue and blot some out. Let this dry.

CLOUDS
After the background blues of the sky is dry wet the white areas where the clouds will be then swish in some yellows and oranges. Next, on the tops of the upper clouds swish in lavender and purples and blues. Let the colors blend naturally, but you can use a clean damp brush to move the colors around.

SEA
Use dark blue for the ocean in the background. Remember, keep the color light at the top and dark in the lower area.

LIGHTHOUSE
The lighthouse is round so it is lighter on one side and gradually becomes darker on the other side. Use a brush with watery blue-gray and wash the lighthouse with an even coat of water paint but leave one edge white. Pick up the picture and hold it sideways slightly so the color runs to the darker side of the lighthouse, it should have a gradual effect. If it doesn't look like it is round let it dry a little and add some darker color to the dark side. If the light side is not looking lighter use tissue and blot out some of the colors.
DO NOT DO THE BLACK STRIPES YET. LET THIS STEP DRY while you work on other areas.

While the shadow around the lighthouse is drying paint the top of the lighthouse black. Paint in the row of trees on the horizon with dark green and black. This should be much darker than the lawn in front of it. Use blue-gray for the shadow side of the workhouse.
Add details to the foreground lawn by mixing a darker green and draw a few lines back and forth for texture.
Paint the base of the lighthouse gray/black.
Paint in the path with mustard yellow or light brown.

LAST DETAILS
Use black paint and add the stripes on the lighthouse. Give the workhouse black shadows for the windows and the roof. Use more black on the base of the lighthouse if it looks like the sea is blending into it. If the sea is too dark use a brush with clear water and a tissue to lift some color out.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Printable How to Paint A Picture of a Cardinal Bird Worksheet

The red cardinal is a classic picture and a fun project that any young artist will like to try. The artist will have a sense of accomplishment and confidence when it is done.

Parents, teachers, and homeschool families will be able to use this in class or as a take home project. It can be done as an extra assignment or given as a lesson by itself. It can make a nice framed art or a greeting card.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to paint takes time and practice. Do not give up if you get frustrated- it is actually a good sign, it shows you have the gift of art and you are struggling with your skill level since your skill has not caught up to your talent. A real artist is harder on themselves than anyone else. Draw and paint every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. I have a lot of painting projects and am adding more each week so come back and try some more.

The worksheet below may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer. Some people have better luck by dragging the image to the desktop and printing from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above or try one of the links below to files that may print better.

 Printable How To Paint A Cardinal Bird Worksheet

Here are two files that are upgraded to print better on different printers.

PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES

TRACING
Start by tracing the design onto 140 lb watercolor paper. If the paper is too heavy to see through just hold it against a window with the light shining through and you should be able to trace it.

If you want a bigger picture try putting the worksheet through a copier and enlarging the design then trace over the enlargement.

FIRST WASH- BACKGROUND
Start with the background. Use yellow on the leaves. Wet the areas around the bird, branch, and leaves and drop in watery blue, and watery green let the colors flow and blend but not completely so there is movement and interest in the background.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY

SECOND WASH
Use watery red on the bird followed with a little violet for the shadows and lines of the feathers.

AFTER IT IS DRY use the tip of a small brush and use an almost dry mixture to DRAW the lines of the feathers, mask, eye, beak, and claws.

Use blue in the shadow of the branch, while the blue is wet put a line of black on the edge, let the two colors flow together. Use light brown for the top of the branch.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Free Art Lesson WorksheetHow to Paint A Picture of A Palm Tree At The Sea

This is a worksheet I made for an art class I was giving. Parents and teachers will be able to use this in school and at home. It can be used in school as an extra assignment, an easy lesson, or a take home project. It is simplified for the young artist or the beginner and focuses on basic skills and concepts.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint take time and practice. If your projects do not turn out the way you hoped they would do not give up. No one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. If you are frustrated then GREAT! it proves you have the gift you only need to get your skill up to the level of your talent- which means practice. I have some other how to paint projects in this blog, so come back and try some more. I try to add a couple of projects each month.

To print the worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above or try one of the enhanced links below. Remember to set your printer on color.

 Printable How To Paint A Palm Tree Worksheet

Here are two files that may print better

PRINTABLE NOTES
TRACE
Trace the picture onto heavy watercolor paper, if it is too dark to trace through try holding it against a window with the light shining through. If you use a copier you can enlarge the picture and then trace a larger one.

SKY
Do not paint the sky a flat blue. Use darker lavenders at the top and sunset oranges and yellows at the bottom.
Put some of the sunset colors in the sea and beach then let it dry.

LET IT DRY

DISTANT LAND
Mix watery brown and fill in the distant island. While it is still wet drop in darker browns and blues to give a silhouette with highlights look.

WATER
With back and forth strokes put light blue in the water but only about half of it. leave a lot of parts white and yellow. LET THIS STEP DRY then give a second layer of darker blues so you have light blue highlights and deep blue waves. Leave some of the yellow showing through.

THE TREE
Use a small brush and draw the palm leaves with yellow first then go back and add green in the bottom half of each leaf. Some are brown and hang down. Paint the trunk brown then while it is wet add some blue for darker areas and details.

BEACH
Use watery yellow and tan colors for the beach. Keep it smooth by the waves. In the Near ground use a small brush to give the sand texture.

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