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  • 1. Watercolor Landscape Studio Art
  • 2. Watercolor    Paint made with a watersoluble binder such as gum arabic, and thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color. Traditionally used in a light to dark manner, using the white of the paper to determine values. Usually transparent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colors.
  • 3. Landscape  Art that depicts natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view.
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  • 17. TASK For this project you will be creating a landscape painting that includes the Element of Art: Space – specifically focusing on creating depth by using foreground, middle ground and background.
  • 18. STEP 1: References Research and print landscape reference images. As you look, think about what type of landscape you want to create. Things to take into consideration…  Differences in terrain, climate, vegetation, wildlife, etc.  Is there any architecture?  Is there a strong foreground, middle ground and background?
  • 19. Step 2: Planning For this project, more than any before, PLANNING is ESSENTIAL.  Use more than one reference image  Create 4 different compositional sketches in sketchbook  Think about different color options/schemes to use
  • 20. Step 2: Planning When planning consider your use of SPACE FOREGROUND MIDDLE GROUND BACKGROUND
  • 21. Background Foreground Middle Ground
  • 22. Step 3: Final Drawing Once I’ve approved your composition and color plan, you may begin to draw VERY LIGHTLY on final watercolor paper with pencil Dark pencil lines will show through on your watercolor. VERY LIGHT!!!
  • 23. Step 4: Painting   Apply watercolor using the techniques discussed and practiced in class – reference color planning, make use of test strips and your color wheel while you apply color. After you have applied color to your landscape and it has dried, you may go in with colored pencils to add fine details if desired.
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