First, we identified the horizon line, foreground, middle ground and background and focal point.
We talked about the movement in the painting and texture. Students laid in base colors first and then had fun using the gel medium and gloss medium to create a textured layer on top. Since we had limited time, students had to simplify the brush strokes and get the textured effect with the gel medium and palette knife.
The students who did these paintings ranged in age from 3rd grade to 6th grade.