Deep in the country of Mexico lies the Sierra Madre Mountain range. While preparing for our Fine Arts Festival -The Mexican Marketplace and Tropical Rainforest-my 5th grade students created these beautiful mountain landscapes that included at least 3 landscape details.
such as: horizon line, foreground with trees and plants, middle ground with hills, smaller trees, rivers or streams, and background with mountains, sky etc.
First, students used pencils to sketch out their drawings,
next they painted with tempera paints, I brought out the egg cartons filled with lots of colors
students started with the warm colors first
then continued painting with the cool colors
It is all in the details…
Some added cabins with snow capped mountains,
while others added streams and rivers,
once the vibrant landscape paintings were dried,
students outlined all the details with black tempera paint
lastly, oil pastels were added for texture
I love seeing the beautiful colors hanging in the hallway…
12 x 18 sulphite paper
premium tempera paint
brushes thin and wide
these materials are all you need to create beautiful mountain landscapes! Create and Enjoy!