The mountain lake with the island is a classic picture and a fun project that any young artist will like to try. When finished the young artist will have a sense of accomplishment and confidence.
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.
FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to paint takes practice and you have to give it time. If you get frustrated do not give up 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.
To see a finished version updated version of this project CLICK HERE.
|How to paint a picture of an island in a lake|
Here are two files that have been updated to print better.
CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format.
Trace the design on watercolor paper. If it is too hard to trace try to hold it against a window with the light coming trough to see it better.
The first step is really watery. Wet the paper with a large brush and apply watery blue and lavender for the sky and lake. Leave some areas white.
With a small brush put some watery green for the trees across the lake in the mountain.
LET IT DRY BEFORE GOING ON.
With a small brush use watery browns and yellows for the sunny parts of the distant mountains, use blue and lavender for the shadows. Put some mountain colors in the lake by brushing back and forth randomly.
With the small brush use some not so watery green and lavender for the island trees. Use some browns and violet for the rocks and use some bright green for the bushes on the island. Put a little in the water below.
The island must be darker than the mountains if you need a little black use it carefully.
After it has dried use a small brush and not so watery color to add details to the mountains lake and island.
The mountains should have a soft distant look use some clear water and a tissue to soften the background.
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