Kids Art Lesson:
This painting looks so complicated and detailed but it’s not. It’s so easy to create the detailed leaves with a simple plastic dishwashing brush and to help with the tree; we have a free Tree Outline Template with our printable PDF of this lesson plan.
To print off the Tree Template: Click Here
You will Need:
Paint: Thick quality good quality Green paint. Super Tempera or Student Acrylic are both ideal for this.
Old plastic dishwashing brush
Spare sheets of paper for testing.
Shallow paint trays or old plastic container lids.
Black marker for details.
Let’s Get Started:
Print off the Template of the tree trunk. (see above)
Colour the trunk in with a crayon or marker.
Pour a little paint on to your paint tray or plastic container lids. You will only need a little amount. If you are painting autumn colours use yellow, orange and deep yellow. Otherwise use green and leaf green for the tree leaves.
Use a pressing stamping action with the brush to get the leaves effect on the branches of the tree. Try testing on a spare sheet of paper until you are happy with the consistency of the paint.
Once dried you can use a black marker for highlights
Tip: Less stamping of the paint looks better.
Mixing two or more green leaf colours looks great.
An acrylic paint works well
Cheaper brands of paint may be too thin for this artwork.
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