Once again, we layered our dining room table with old newspapers for an afternoon art project. We've been working our way through a watercolor unit in our art curriculum and came upon a lesson in sky painting. With a little tweaking, we were able to turn it into a fun landscape piece.
To make a watercolor landscape
You will need:
- a piece of heavy art paper or watercolor paper
- a pencil
- a set of watercolor paints
- a wide paintbrush or sponge brush
- a thin paintbrush
- a paper towel
With a slightly wet brush, blend these rows together by making quick side-to-side sweeps with your brush. Resist the urge to make the color PERFECTLY even. Darker patches here-and-there will make it look more realistic.
To define the horizon line, paint a very thin line of black across the original pencil line. Blend the colors by using more side-to-side sweeps with a slightly wet brush.