Thursday, July 14, 2016

How to Paint A Picture Of Grapes Worksheet And Lesson

This printable how to paint a picture of grapes worksheet and the project notes below are perfect for the young artist. It will help to give a foundation for basic painting. The more you paint the better you get but sometimes you just do not know what to paint so these projects give easy subjects that can be easily done. Simple projects like this give confidence and become a step toward becoming an accomplished artist.

I made this as a handout to give my art students so they could try at home on their own. Parents teachers and homeschool families will be able to use it in class and at home.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
It takes a lot of time to learn how to paint. Do not give up if your work does not turn out the way you had hoped. If you are frustrated that is a good sign. It means that you have the gift but you only need to get you skill up to your talent. The best way to develop skill is to do something over and over- so paint and draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures.

If you like this project you might also like How to Paint Sunflower.

To print the how to paint grapes worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer, or save to your device and you can print it later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above or try one of the updated links below.

How to paint grapes worksheet and lesson.


Here are two files that are upgraded to print better on different printers.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in Universal Portable format.


PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES 

TRACING
Start by tracing the design onto watercolor paper. If the paper is too heavy to see through then hold it against a window with the light shining through and you should be able to trace it.

FIRST WASH
With clear water wet the background being careful to go around the leaves and the grapes. With a brush full of watery colors alternate dark blue, violet and lavender in the top of the picture and light blues and violets in the bottom allow the colors to blend.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY

SECOND WASH
Do the back leaves first by wetting them and laying down a green, add blue and VERY LITTLE red to give it darkness and contrast.
Do the front leaves by wetting them then washing in yellow and adding green to the yellow. Let a few places of the yellow show.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY

TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THE GRAPES
Do one grape at a time use blue, lavender, and violet and a very little red. Mix the colors differently on each grape so that no grape touches another with the very same colors. In the darkest places add all the colors together. If they look too flat use clear water and tissue to lift out some color to give it highlights.

To see a larger version of the completed painting CLICK HERE.

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(c)Adron Dozat 7/14/16