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Friday, May 17, 2019

How to Paint a Picture of a Butterfly on a Flower, Watercolor Worksheet for the Beginner

How to paint a butterfly picture art lesson and 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.

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

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 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.

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How to Paint a Picture of a Butterfly on a Flower Worksheet And Aart Lesson

Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (If it does not print when you click on the icon then you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

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.

CLICK HERE to see a larger more detailed version of this project.

BACKGROUND
Wet the paper all around the butterfly and the flower. Be careful to not cross over into the butterfly or the flower. Mix some watery green and "Drop" it into the background in different places. To give the background movement and interest drop into some watery yellows into the green with a clean brush drop in some watery blues into the background. For the darker areas drop in some watery lavender or purple into some places. Let the colors flow and blend and mix in interesting ways. You may need to use a tissue to blot some out or use a brush to help the colors to blend.

LET THE BACKGROUND DRY BEFORE YOU GO ON.

Use light green for the stem and leaves. You can give the leaves and stem more brilliance by going over the background around it with a wash of lavender, purple or violet.

BUTTERFLY WINGS STEP ONE
Use a watery yellow-orange color for the bottom sections of the wing. While it is still wet paint in some orange-red for the top areas. Try not to go into the places set aside for white. Let the paper be the white color there.

WINGS STEP TWO.
Use black and the tip of a small brush to draw the body and black edging of the wings. Be careful to go around the white areas. Go over the body in the same way. After the orange has dried use black to paint in the three dots on the lower wing.

FLOWER STEP ONE
With the tip of a small brush use a light blue-green color and draw details and shadows on the white part of the flower. it should be very light.

FLOWER STEP TWO
With a medium brush use yellow to paint the center of the blossom. While it is still wet use the tip of a small brush and dab orange around the bottom edge of the center.

THE ANTENNA
DO NOT PAINT THE ANTENNA! Instead, use a fine-tipped marker and just draw them in. Mixing media is an acceptable practice and is a sign of a mature artist.

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

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like this use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron Dozat 5/17/19

Friday, April 19, 2019

How to Paint a Picture of a Ship at Sunset art Lesson and Worksheet

How to paint a ship sailing at sunset art lesson and 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.

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

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 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.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.


How to Paint a Picture Worksheet Painting a Ship at Sunset

Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (If it does not print when you click on the icon then you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

See this painting as wall art at my Society6 store, CLICK HERE.
See an alternate version of this ship with two ship mermaids that you can trace onto watercolor paper in a larger size, CLICK HERE

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.

CLICK HERE to see a larger more detailed version of this project.

SKY (NOT CLOUDS)
Wet the paper in the sky area. With a large wide flat brush lay watery violet, plumb, and lavender in the top area then blue in the middle sky and light blue near the horizon. Use long horizontal strokes to lay it in. You may need to play with it a little to get the darker values at the top and lighter colors in the bottom. Every sunset is different so don't get too upset if it is not perfect. Use a paper towel to dry the brush and use a dry brush to help the colors go from light to dark.

AFTER THE SKY DRIES PAINT THE CLOUDS
Just like the background sky get the clouds wet with clear water. Use a small brush and drop watery colors into the clouds. Use rose, orange yellow. Keep a paper towel near to dry the brush and use the dryer brush to move the colors around. Add a little VERY LITTLE grey dark blue in a few places to give the stormy look. If the clouds get too dark or too much color, use fresh clear water on a clean brush and get them wet then use a tissue or a paper towel to blot out the color.

AFTER THE CLOUDS DRY DO THE SEA.
Be careful to keep the whites, the splash at the front of the ship, and the highlights clean. Use small brushes for the area near the horizon and a larger brush for the sea in the foreground. The brushes should be not too wet. Stroke the colors back and forth starting at the horizon and going down. Mix blues, greens, and even black-browns into the sea. Mix the colors on the paper. When it dries you may want to touch it up. Sometimes a brush with clear water can soften the distant sea. REMEMBER to leave some white places for the sparkle of the sun on the sea.
Remember the sea is light near the horizon and darker in the foreground.

THE SPLASH AT THE FRONT OF THE BOAT AFTER THE SEA IS DRY
The splash at the front of the boat is almost white but not really white. use a very watery mix of blue-grey and a small brush and dab in some color.

DO THE SAILS AFTER THE SKY IS DRY
Use a medium brush and a watery almost clear mix of yellow for the sails. With a small brush edge the shadow areas with orange or violet.

AFTER THE SEA IS DRY DO THE SHIP IN STEPS.
You will use brushes differently for the boat, think of it as drawing with a brush and not so much painting.

Use the tip of the brush to paint the red railing, add a little purple for the shadow near the front of the ship.

Start the hull and cabin of the ship with light brown. Let the light brown dry then work in the shadows with a dark blue-brown but be sure to leave the sunny sides light

With brown use the tip of the brush and draw in the masts and wooden parts of the sails. Use a small brush and edge some dark brown with black for the shadow on the mast. The banners are red with purple shadows. Let the red dry before you add the purple.

Sign you work about an inch from the bottom so there is room for the frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron Dozat 4/19/19

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How to Paint a Garden Wheelbarrow With Flowers, Art Lesson and Worksheet

How to paint a Garden Wheelbarrow with flowers art lesson and worksheet. 

This is a good practice project and skill builder for any young 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 and before long you will not believe what beautiful paintings you are making. Come back and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 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.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.



How to Paint a Picture Of a Garden Wheelbarrow With Flowers
Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (You may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

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.

CLICK HERE to see a larger more detailed version of this project.

The first layer of color should be watery and not very brilliant but pale. Use a medium brush for the first wash.
Be careful to go around the flowers. Use orange for the base color of the wheelbarrow.

AFTER THE FIRST WASH DRIES
Wash in the sky with watery blue color. Let it mix with the green in the background. Use a tissue if needed to lift out color if it gets too bright. Add dark color to the area below the wheelbarrow. Use a small brush and place red over the wheelbarrow but leave areas of orange showing through. Use purple and black for the shadows. Use brown for the wheel. Mix green with a LITTLE red or purple and draw the shadows in the leaves.

AFTER THE SECOND WASH DRIES
Mix green with a LITTLE brown for a darker green and use a small brush to add detail to the grass. With the small brush add pale watery color to the flowers. Make some flowers yellow, lavender light blue and pink. Do the brown centers of the sunflowers AFTER THE YELLOW DRIES. If colors blend in a way you do not want use clear water on a brush and a tissue to lift it out, then after it dries try again.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron Dozat 1/23/18

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

This is a free how to paint a picture of a lighthouse worksheet and lesson.


 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.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 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.

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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.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in portable data format. (This is a PDF type file, you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

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.


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like it use the search-box above, or choose one of the favorites in the left sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c)Adron Dozat 8/24/16