At school earlier this year, students learnt what I call ‘painting etiquette’, which is like manners for painting. Such as how to set up and use a palette, and how to apply paint appropriately. The techniques we focussed on were tinting (adding white) and shading (adding black), and how to blend paint together on a surface.
During remote learning Sereen R sent me a photo of a painting she did that incorporated these skills she learnt in the classroom. Her artworks are great examples of tints and shades, as well as how to use tape to create a ‘resist’, which blocks paint from some of the surface that you remove later. Sereen’s time lapse of her painting was used as a tutorial for other students who in turn, created their own silhouette artworks with blended colours in the background. So effective!
Arts Domain Leader and Teacher of Visual Arts and Design
I was inspired to do this painting by looking at the moon from outside my house. I chose to paint this because I love the colour blue and I wanted to try something new. In Art class I learnt how to blend multiple colours, which helped me make this artwork. I used acrylic paint, masking tape, a wide paint brush, a small thin and a flat brush, as well as a canvas.
First, I taped the sides of the canvas, below the middle and I cut out a moon shape and stuck it on the canvas near the top. Next, I put some black, dark blue and light blue paint and started blending. Then I painted some black mountains and I used some white paint to make it look like the moonlight was shining on it. After that, I took off the tape below the mountains and painted a river using the same colours. Once I finished that, I painted the reflection of the moon and the mountains on the river with white. I then took off the tape I used for the moon and I filled it in with white. Finally, I covered the mountains with paper and made some stars. I then let it dry and I took off the tape from around the sides and I was done. I am mostly proud of the sky and the reflection of the moon.
Sereen R – 6A
Year 8's in the classroom
Year 8 and 9 landscape paintings