Parents, teachers, and homeschool families will be able to use this in class or as a take home project. It can be done as an extra assignment or given as a lesson by itself.
This worksheet is one I use to give my art students so they could practice painting on their own. I have a companion lesson on how to draw the garden gazebo at my how to draw blog. SEE IT HERE.
You can see a finished version of this project at my artist blog: SEE IT HERE.
FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to paint takes practice and a lot of time. Frustration is a good sign, it shows you have the gift of art and you are trying to bring your skill up to the same level as your talent. Besides, no one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. Paint and draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. I have a lot of painting projects and am adding more each week so come back and try some more.
The worksheet below may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer. Some people have better luck by dragging the image to the desktop and printing from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above or try one of the links below to files that may print better.
|How To Paint A Picture of a Gazebo|
CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format
Start by tracing the design onto 140 lb watercolor paper. If the paper is too heavy to see through just hold it against a window with the light shining trough and you should be able to trace it.
Do the sky first by wetting the paper and with a medium brush drop in blue in a random pattern leaving white areas like clouds. Wet the distant background and drop in watery pale green in random places then drop in watery pale brown and blue in different places then let the colors run together.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY
With a small brush lay watery blue and paint in the shadows under the roof of the gazebo and the far post.
With the small brush lay down some light orange-red for the roof.
Lay down yellow for the grass let the yellow dry and dry brush green in vertical rows for the lawn texture.
Put some grey-blue for the path.
Use a small brush to dabble green and a little blue and brown for the bushes.
After the red roof dries use your smallest brush and make dark red then using the tip of the brush draw the red tiles as short lines on the roof.
With the small brush use blue and purple to draw the details of the gazebo by drawing the shadows of the structure.
Mix blue and red and paint the flagstones in the path make sure they are larger nearby and smaller near the gazebo.
Sign your work about an inch from the bottom.
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