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The Story of a Painting

by Ms Lucock the artist

Monday


The completed sketches

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I always plan a painting with sketches.

The main subject should be sketched in detail and this detail can be used later in the picture.

Using a 2B pencil for the outline, look carefully where the shadows are otherwise the picture will be flat.

 

The shading in the sketch should be done using a softer 4B pencil.

Tuesday

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Using thicker watercolour paper the picture can now be planned.

The horizon line where the sky and earth meet should not be in the centre of the picture.

The main subject of your painting should not be exactly in the centre.

 

Wednesday

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When you are happy with your sketch, which should be done lightly. You may start to paint the background.

I always start with the sky, which is darker overhead and lighter in the distance where the earth meets the sky.

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Placing figures in the painting which get smaller will also add to the feeling of distance and give the picture perspective.

Perspective means the impression of depth and space in a picture.

Friday

 

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Click on the thumbnail for a full view of the painting.

 


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The finished picture has probably taken 5 hours to complete from beginning to end. 

 

 

To see the finished painting click here

 
 

Camelsdale First School 22nd - 26th April 2002