Create a Kiwiana Beachscape Painting - 5 Star - Bright Ideas Blog
Create a Kiwiana Beachscape Painting:
Learn to create a Kiwiana beachscape painting. This fun and simple lesson plan is perfect for school art teachers and parents at home. Let's dive into the world of art and unleash our creativity.
NZACRYL Acrylic paint in Light blue, white, green, and yellow.
Step 1: Dividing the Canvas
Begin by envisioning your canvas divided into three equal parts, from top to bottom. These sections will represent the sky, the ocean, and the sandy beach.
Step 2: Painting the Sky
Take your light blue paint and apply it generously to the top third of the canvas board. Use broad strokes to create a beautiful sky. Let your brush dance across the canvas!
Step 3: Creating the Ocean
For the middle third of the canvas, mix a darker blue with a tiny hint of dark green to capture the deep ocean's rich hues. Apply this mix evenly across the middle section of your canvas. Imagine the waves rolling in!
Step 4: Crafting the Sandy Beach
Now, it's time to bring the beach to life. Use light yellow paint to cover the remaining bottom third of your canvas. To mimic the gentle white waves along the shoreline, add a touch of white paint using a press-and-twist technique.
Step 5: Allow the Paint to Dry
Patience is key in art. Allow your painted canvas to dry completely before moving on to the next steps. This gives you time to admire your progress!
Step 6: Adding Texture with Modelling Compound
Once your canvas is dry, it's time to add some texture. Take your modelling compound and the 5-Star Kiwiana Stencil. Place the stencil on the canvas where you want to add a Kiwi-themed element.
Step 7: Sculpting Shapes
Use a butter knife to gently press the modelling compound through the stencil, creating delightful Kiwiana shapes. Don't worry if it's not perfect; art is all about creativity!
Step 8: Removing Excess Compound
Carefully wipe off any excess modelling compound, ensuring your Kiwiana shapes are well-defined and clean. Repeat this process for as many shapes as you desire, and let them dry.
Step 9: Painting the Modelling Compound
Once the modelling compound is dry, paint your Kiwiana shapes with the colours of your choice. You can use the stencil again or paint freehand for added flair.
Step 10: Final Touches
Allow your masterpiece to dry one last time. Admire your creative Kiwiana beachscape, and remember to sign your artwork proudly!