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.
I made this worksheet for my own art students so they could practice painting on their own. I have a companion lesson on how to draw these flowers at my how to draw blog. SEE IT HERE.
FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to paint takes tine and practice. If you get frustrated do not give up because frustration is a good sign, it proves that you have the gift of art because you know how it should look but you are needing to bring your skill up to the same level as your talent. Remember, no one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art. Work at it every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. I have a lot of projects 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 Morning Glories Flowers|
Here are two files that may print better.
To print in photo format CLICK HERE.
To print in portable universal format CLICK HERE.
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 background first by wetting the paper and with a medium brush drop in blue, purple and lavender in a random pattern then let the colors run together.
Mix a mustard yellow and paint the fence post behind the flowers. Use a small brush up and dow to give it streaky up and down grain
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY
With a medium sized brush and lay down watery green in the leaves.Let it dry before adding shadows and details.
After the fence post dries use a very small brush and paint brown streaks in for the wood grain. Use blue and brown mix for the shadows under leaves.
Use watery violet and paint the inside edge of the flowers, then with a clean brush with a little clear water guide the color from the edge to the center of the flowers. Add a little purple or blue in places for shadows and reflective light.
After the leaves are dry mix some green, brown and a little blue to make a dark green for the shadows. and the veins in the leaves.
Use yellow-green for the vines.
Use light blue for the blossoms.
After the flower is dry use a pale blue for the star in the center.
Sign your work about an inch from the bottom.
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