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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tints Landscape With Charcoal

I love working one-on-one with students! It's just the break I need in my week. I get to focus on art and one person and really enjoy both!

Today, my 3rd grade private art student finished this beauty. I am so proud of her! I had originally seen this post called "Winter White Landscape Paintings" at the blog A Faithful Attempt and loved them! The landscapes are done in tints of blues (in tempera!) and then the details added with charcoal pencils. LOVE IT! Honestly, I didn't think of temperas as a serious art paint, but I am so glad we tried this. I have completed my own piece and have another in the works--they are pretty addicting to create!


So, enjoy my student's work and hop on over to A Faithful Attempt to see how her students did it--and try one for yourself! You'll be glad you did!

With this project, my student learned:

• Color that are mixed with white are called "tints" and there can be many tints of a color!
• How to select a composition to paint (visual interest, balance, value range, etc.)
• How to use opaque water-based paint (tempera) to paint a landscape in layers and in multiple steps that require planning
• How to add details and value to a piece using charcoal pencils and the different ways of applying them as well as grades of softness
• One point perspective (fence) and direction of light and its effects on the shadows in a composition

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I tend to stay away from charcoal...for some reason charcoal is to me what nails on a chalkboard is for others! I hate that scratching noise it makes...drawing class was torture for me in college because that's all we were allowed to use! Very nice shadows...

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  2. Thanks for the mention! Your student did a phenomenal job! I absolutely LOVE her painting.

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  3. Glad we did your lesson justice! ;-) Both of my private students who did this project absolutely loved them (me too! I made two pieces myself using this technique). Thank you for stopping by!

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