Sunday, August 7, 2011

from photo to picasso . . .

This painting project will build your artistic confidence, while preserving a memory. 

  I started with a photograph from my last trip to Yellowstone.  I had it printed at Costco for $8.99 in 20x30".

Using the photo as a guide I applied paint directly on to it.  

Begin with the darkest color and brush it on to the darkest parts of the photo.

Then I added yellow to the green to lighten it up and covered the area's of the photo that were lighter green.

Continue to lighten the paint . . .

and apply until all area's in that color have been covered.

Then I moved on to the blue and started with the darkest, 

and continued the process of lightening the hue.

It's kind of like paint by numbers.

This is a great art lesson for kids to see the process of mixing colors.

You really can't mess it up, just keep adding paint until everything is covered.

Next, add the little punches of color,

then add dark black,

lastly, apply bright white.

What a fun way to preserve a great memory and it's art that is accessible to any age or artistic skill level.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh.my.goodness.

Tina said...

Tina {hearts} this alot.... :)

Anonymous said...

We will be doing this for FHE, thank you for all the great ideas. We do a "Very Heatherly" craft at least once a week!

Chelsea S.

yoga beth said...

How are you not famous?

pyryt0313 said...

Heather seriously why are you not on HGTV or something!! Love this. I havent painted in a few years, this might actually get me going again! loves, tinkers

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