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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

How to Paint Flowers Beside a Path, a Watercolor Worksheet

Here is a Free How To Paint Flowers Beside The Path Worksheet.

 
I love the world God gave us and it is a joy to paint a picture of a garden path on a sunny day.

I know this little lesson will be meaningful for you. This picture is simple in composition. It is like an impressionist painting and not intended to be overly realistic. I always felt if you wanted something as real as a photograph then you should buy a camera. With paint you can interpret and give expression to a scene that a camera is not designed to do. But you can use these ideas and put them to your own use.

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How to draw flowers beside the path. watercolor worksheet by Mr.Adron

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PRINTABLE LESSON NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper. It is a heavy paper that will not buckle. If you have trouble tracing though the paper, try holding it against a window with the light shining behind it, and then you should be able to trace it easily.

This design is not to be painted exactly as I did but it is a guideline, so you can change things and make it your own special picture. So feel free to experiment. 
 
FIRST WASH
Use a medium brush and wash in the pale blue sky, keep the paint watery, and do not worry about the trees you'll paint them on top of the blue later.
In the same way, use watery yellow-green and wash in the foreground flower area, 

BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO PAINT OVER THE TULIPS, go around the tulips. 

In the same way, use watery sandy brown and wash it on the road.
LET IT DRY  

Do not feel you need to finish the painting all at once. Take breaks and come back after a while. Some artists work on a picture for several days to finish a painting. And some artists do a painting once to work out the mistakes, like a practice painting, and then paint a second one after they know what will work. 

BUILDING IT UP
After the first wash has dried mix a deeper green by adding a TINY dab of red or blue to your green. With a small brush dab green into the trees.

Carefully work the lower foreground by dabbing green to make it look like grasses and leaves. Leave yellow areas between the green. Work the dark dabs in rows that get smaller as they near the trees. 

BUT BE CAREFUL not to paint over the yellow-green flowers or the tulips. LET IT DRY
After the second step is dry, repeat if the colors need to be darker in the trees and grasses.

For the distant trees add a little brown to the green and work in the shadows of the trees. Let it dry before you add any tree trunks or branches.  Do the tree trunks in two steps a medium brown and after the medium brown has dried paint in the dark brown. Mix a little blue or black for the darks in the tree trunks.

TECHNIQUE
To get an impressionist feel do not try to be overly realistic. Try to use your brush with small dabs and short strokes. Just touch the brush to the paper over and over until it builds up. BE PATIENT! LET IT DRY INBETWEEN COLORS AND STEPS. 

TULIPS
Paint the tulips in steps. First, with a small brush wash the pink-red over the tulips and let it dry. 

Use a darker yellow to add some detail to the yellow flowers. If you have problems mixing a darker yellow try a TINY touch of black or orange. The trick is to keep it suggestive like an impressionist painting. 

After the pink wash has dried mix a little lavender or blue and red to make a darker color for the details. Use the tip of the small brush and DRAW the details of the tulips. Draw the shadows around the bottom and on one side and draw the shadow inside the bowl of the flower. 

Sign and date your work.

(c)Adron Dozat

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

How to Paint a Picture of The Tulips Worksheet

How to paint a picture of the tulips worksheet and lesson. 

I love God's creation and the beauty He put into it. Tulips one of the treasures he put in the world and they are such an exciting flower to paint.  I always enjoy painting them. I know this little lesson will be meaningful for you. It is simple and when it is done it is beautiful.


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This is one of my favorite projects, I worked on it for a long time, I hope you like it. 




Below is a file in PDF format if you have problems printing the image above. 

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PRINTABLE LESSON NOTES

Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper. It is a heavy paper that will not buckle. If you have trouble tracing though the paper, try holding it against a window with the light shining behind it, and then you should be able to trace it easily.

BACKGROUND
The green is darker at the bottom and lighter at the top. Mix some dark green by using a TINY amount of black with the green, make it watery. Apply the dark green with a small brush starting at the bottom and working up a little. For the light green mix a little green with some yellow, make it watery. Apply the lighter green starting at the top and work it down until it touches the dark green.  The two should blend at the edge where they meet. 
LET IT DRY

After the background dries mix some yellow-green and with the tip of your brush draw a yellow-green line on the sunny side of the stems and leaves. While the stems are still wet mix some dark green and use the tip of your brush and draw a line down the shadow side of the stems and leaves. Let the two colors blend so that it looks round. 
LET IT DRY

Use a small brush and some watery light blue and pant the lower areas between the flowers and stems. Take your time. Continue the light blue around the flowers and up a little. Mix a little dark blue or violet and use a medium brush, starting at the top paint the darker blue going down. The two colors should blend where they meet. Pick up the paper and tilt it so the colors flow together in an interesting and random way.  

FLOWERS
Don't try to paint all the flowers at once, do a few of the red ones and then a few more and after that do a few purple ones. Use watery red and with a medium brush paint the flowers. While it is still wet mix a little red, and violet together and with a small brush add a LITTLE shadow to the darker areas. 

After you finish the red flowers do some purple ones the same way. 

If the flowers look too flat use a little tissue paper and dab the side that has the sun to lift out some of the colors. or use some clean clear water on your brush and lift out some of the color on the light side. 

(c)Adron Dozat

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Friday, July 31, 2020

How to Paint a Picture of the Old-Time Prospector.

Free how to paint a picture of an old-time prospector, an art lesson, and a printable watercolor worksheet.


The old-time prospector is a project that can help the young artist or a beginner become more confident in basic watercolor art. It is a picture of a person of character, not just a pretty face but a regular guy.  As an artist, you will find yourself doing more portraits of everyday people than the glamorous movie star types.  This project uses only a few colors so it is simple.

Remember to set your printer to color.

YOU CAN HELP

My art lessons are free, and you may print as many as you can use.  I just ask that you click on the Paypal link or the DONATE tab and make a small contribution so I can make more for you. Thank you. 

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try the updated PDF link below that should print better.

Free how-to-paint a picture of an old-time prospector worksheet.

Here is an updated link that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file.

PRINTABLE ART LESSON NOTES.


BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper. It is a heavy paper that will not buckle. If you have trouble tracing though the paper, try holding it against a window with the light shining behind it, and then you should be able to trace it easily.

I like to take my time when I paint a picture and sometimes I even let one stage dry for a day before I do the next stage. If you do not have the time to wait for it to dry sometimes you can hurry the drying with a hairdryer.

BACKGROUND
Keep the background a little wild, I chose blue and violet but you can use greens, yellows, or any other colors. Keep the color watery and use a zigzaggy stroke to put the color on the paper. Be careful not to get into the figure.  In the same way mix in some watery lavender or another second color that is close to the first- this is to give the background interest and movement. Leave it watery so the colors blend on their own. 

LET IT DRY 

FIRST WASH
Keep the colors light and watery at this stage. Work carefully so colors do not mix. Keep tissue nearby to blot up any that is not doing what you want. Use brownish-yellow for the hat and gloves. Light brown for the face. Light blue for the shirt and violet for the pants. Use a light brown for the coat. The only place that is dark at this stage is the belt, use a purple-brown color. While the coat is still wet add a little watery red or orange and let it blend on it's a little. Add a little watery purple to the pants and let it blend a little too. This makes it look not flat and interesting.  

SECOND WASH
Let the first wash dry. If it is a little damp that is ok. TAKE YOUR TIME ON THIS STEP. Decide where you want the shadows to be. In my example, the light is from the right so the shadows are on the left. Make the same colors you used before darker by adding blues purples violets and browns. You may have to mix these colors yourself. Use a small brush and add darker browns to the face on the shadow side, beside the nose, and under the chin. Use purple-brown for the shadows on the coat. Use violet for the shadows on the shirt. and use purple-blue for the shadows on the pants. 

Save the facial features for the finish.

After the shadows developed then add with the tip of your small brush a LITTLE black- but be careful you do not want much since it will take the brilliance out of your colors.  

NOW TAKE A BREAK AND GET SOME EXERCISE
After you take a break come back and look at it with fresh eyes. Correct or finish anything that needs a little attention.

DETAILS AND FINISHING TOUCHES 
Mix a little black with brown and use the tip of your brush and draw the features of the face: the eyes, eyebrows, and hair.  In the same way use the tip of your brush to add dark edges to the glove, the canteen, and the clothes. Use an almost dry brush to add the green and red to the canteen and the red on the hat. 

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

(c) Adron Dozat 3/2/20

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Free How to Paint a Picture of a Bird of Paradise Flower, Lesson and Worksheet.

Free how to paint a picture of a bird of paradise flower, an art lesson, and a printable watercolor worksheet.


This is a good practice project that will help a young artist, or a beginner become more confident in basic art. It is not hard and uses a simple color combination so you do not need to spend a fortune on supplies. 

Remember to set your printer to color.

YOU CAN HELP

I offer my art lessons for free, and you may print as many as you like.  I only ask that you click on the DONATE tab or the Paypal link and make a small contribution so I can make more for you. Thank you. 

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try the updated PDF link below that should print better.

I started creating these worksheets as a handout for when I was teaching homeschoolers. I am humbled to think that they are used by thousands of families all over the world.

How to Paint a Picture of a Bird of Paradise Flower, Lesson and Worksheet.



Here is an updated link that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file.

PRINTABLE ART LESSON NOTES.


BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.

UNDERPAINT THE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS
The flower looks orange, but start by painting the yellow highlights first. Let the yellow dry.

PAINT THE ORANGE ON TOP OF THE YELLOW
Using long strokes from top to bottom paint the orange on top of the yellow but leave yellow highlights showing.

BLUES
Use light blue to paint and the tongue-like-part sticking out. After the light blue dries mix some red to make violet and paint the shadows, but be careful to leave the light blue highlights showing in places.
For the blue body use light blue for the highlights and while the paper is still damp add violet blue for the lower shadows. While that is still damp use VERY LITTLE black for the darkest shadows on the bottom edge.

GREENS
For the leaves, use light green for the highlights. After the light green dries use dark green for the leaves and the stem.

BACKGROUND
You may want to leave the background white.

Or you can mix A LITTLE BLACK with some green and carefully go around the flower and make the background a little darker so the flower stands out.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

(c) Adron Dozat 3/2/20

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

How To Paint a Picture of a Covered Bridge in a Landscape

Free how to paint a picture of a covered bridge in a landscape, an art lesson, and a printable watercolor worksheet.


This is a good practice project and skill builder for any young artist or beginner.

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.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

YOU CAN HELP
My worksheets are free for you to print. You may print as many as you like I only ask that if you are able that you make a small contribution so I can keep on creating these for you. Click on the Paypal button or the DONATE tab and choose from the pulldown menu the donation that best reflects your level of appreciation. Thank you. 

How to Paint a Landscape With a Covered Bridge Lesson and Worksheet by MrAdron


Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.

If the JPEG does not work the PDFis often the better choice.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file. 
PRINTABLE ART LESSON NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.

SKY AND CLOUDS
Wet the paper all around the clouds. Be careful to not cross into the clouds. Mix some watery blue and lay it into the background. Keep the blue pale at the hills and a little darker at the top. LET IT DRY then wet the clouds and drop in some watery light-blue and watery blue-black. Use a small brush to move the color around to make the shape of the clouds. Let the bottom of the clouds disappear into the sky.

For more color you can add a little watery rose or yellow to the clouds it will give them a summer afternoon look.

HILLS
Wet the hills but not the trees, then brush in some light browns and greens for the hills. After the hills dry dab with a brush the light green for the distant trees.

TREES
Use green for the trees but drop into the green some darker greens made of black and green for the shadows. Make the foreground darker than the hills. Dabb darker dots of green around the base of the hills and in places to give it texture.

RIVER
Start with blue then add black for the shadow below the bridge. After it dries add green and brown for the deeper water but keep some blue showing in places.

BRIDGE
Use brown and grey for the river bank. The road can be grey black brown or clay red.

Use the tip of your brush to paint the bridge, think of it as drawing with a brush. Use grey for the roof and red for the sides. After it dries go back and add more detail and shadow with black and red for the shadows.
ROAD
The road can be grey black brown or clay red.

FINISHING TOUCHES
Use clear water and tissue to "Lift Out" any color that is too intense. Dabb dots of darker color to give texture and richness.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

(c) Adron Dozat 8/4/19

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

How to Paint a Picture of a Conch Shell

This is a free how to paint a picture of a conch shell, an art lesson, and a printable worksheet.


Here is a good practice project and skill builder for any young artist or beginner.

Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

My how to draw worksheets are free for you, but they cost me a lot of time.  Please make a contribution so I will know my work is appreciated. Thank you.

How to Paint a Picture of a Conch Shell, Lesson and Worksheet By MrAdron


Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.

If the first file does not work out for you the one below will be better. 

CLICK HERE for a PDF file. 
PRINTABLE NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.


BACKGROUND
Wet the paper all around the shell. Be careful to not cross over into the shell. Mix some watery blue and lay it into the background. Mix a little red and black for the shadow below the shell.

LET THE BACKGROUND DRY BEFORE YOU GO ON.
Wet the brown areas with clear water. Mix brown and dab the color into the shell to give it a texture. Mix yellow-brown and dab some in for interest. Let the colors blend. Mix a VERY LITTLE black into the brown and dab in for the shadows. Add more color to the bottom so it looks round.  You may need to tilt the paper so the colors run down from the light area.
LET IT DRY BEFORE YOU DO THE PINK PART

THE PINK PART.
Wet the area for the pink part. Mix a very light red, it is best if you have crimson but regular will do if you have it. Place the red-pink color into the top of the shell starting at the bottom edge of the top. Work the color up so it becomes paler near the top. Use a tissue if you need to lift some color out. It may help if you tilt the paper so it flows down to deepen the color.

DETAILS
Mix a watery lavender-red and put just a little where the shadows of the wrinkles are on the pink area.

If the spurs need a little more shadow then mix a small amount of black with brown and lavender and carefully add shadows where needed.

Mix a little darker brown and dab rows on the side, do not make the rows straight but give them a slight curve to help the shell to look round.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

(c) Adron Dozat 7/14/19

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How To Draw a Baby Dragon

This is a free how to draw a baby dragon worksheet for the young artist.

This is how to draw worksheet is one I  made for the kids in an art class I was teaching they loved it. 

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above. Set your printer on greyscale.

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How to draw a baby dragon worksheet By MrAdron



Start with a bunch of circles to create the body, arms, legs, and head. Remember that the knees and elbows go toward each other. Then connect them with some lines.

Draw lightly so you can erase later. Remember the heads of baby animals are larger than normal.

Baby birds have small wings so I gave my baby dragon small wings too.

I wanted to draw baby horns on him but they looked like ears, maybe you can do better.

Dragons come in every color. Add the details like scales eyes and teeth. Put the shells on each side of him and have them all cracked.

Trace your pencil drawing in a fine-tipped pen and then color it in.
Other ideas: How about a nest, brother dragons, a mama dragon looking down on him or a thread of smoke coming out of his nose? Some draw dragon eggs with spots try glitter paint? 
 
(c)Adron Dozat

My worksheets are free, print as many as you like.  Use the Paypal button or the DONATE tab and make a small contribution.  Your gift will tell me that my work is appreciated, so I will know to keep on creating these worksheets. Thank you.