Do you love to travel? I like to, especially by car, taking the back roads that are less traveled, finding smaller towns and quaint lakes to camp by. Well, let me tell you, my last travel adventure was far from a small town. I attended the National Art Education Association in New York City! I took in so many different sites, great restaurants, Central Park, and of course the fabulous museums.
One special museum is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This architectural palace is amazing, along with it’s exquisite collections.
Once in, I went right to the Impressionist gallery and admired all of Monet’s paintings. One such painting was this…
I absolutely love the brushstrokes in Monet’s paintings, along with the overlapping colors and textures. All of these beautiful paintings inspired me to create a lovely art project using oil pastels and tempera paint sets to create sailboats on the sea .
Our inspiration was another one of Monet’s paintings titled:
Fishing Boats, Calm Seas.
First, create the horizon line. Then add water and sky using Faber Castell’s connector sets and watercolor paper. The water color paper is the key to having a beautiful blended sea.
Next, create the boats using construction paper and oil pastels. Make sure to add highlights and shadows to the sails. Glue down and add ripples to the water.
Head over to the store and download the free lesson using Faber-Castell’s awesome connector set’s paints and oil pastels.
Keep on Creating!