I am constantly hunting on Pinterest for lesson ideas for both my watercolor and acrylic paint classes. I found this lovely little watercolor of the woods and thought boy is this a great way to show students how to paint a subject matter that is visually chaotic. When looking at the woods, I think most of us would not know where to begin. Now I want to give credit to this artist, but the website is not in English. So this is what I found:
[남일 풍경수채화 시범작품]
숲길 – 수채화 과정.
watercolor on Arches (rough)
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This was a blog and there was a wonderful progression showing how the artist tackled the subject matter.
Guess what? This progression works! Some ideas to keep in mind are to paint the background lighter and the foreground deeper in color and have less detail in objects that are supposed to be far away and more detail in the objects closest to the viewer.
Here were two paintings I did while teaching the class:
Thank you to Namil. His demo made it possible to teach a whole class of students how to paint the woods.