One Point Perspective Barn Watercolor Painting Lesson
Middle school art is a good time to dive into linear perspective with more challenging subject matter, a barn scene is perfect for this. After reviewing (from 5th grade) or learning one point perspective techniques, student design their own barn scene with as many unique additions as possible. They then learned basic watercolor techniques to paint their barn.
Objective: Design your own barn. Give the illusion of depth by drawing everything applicable using 1 Point Perspective.
- Vanishing point needs to be 4” from the edge of the paper.
- Barn must overlap the horizon line.
- Barn must be drawn large on the paper
- Must be drawn realistically-NO cartoons!
- Painting must include: (minimums)
- Barn-2 Front openings
- Barn-2 side openings
- Road-dirt or pavement
- An Environment- trees, crops, hills, plateaus, or mountains
- Optional: Animals, ponds, vehicles, hay bails
- Design your own barn & draw the composition in pencil. Use a RULER to draw everything possible in 1 Point Perspective!!
- Use watercolors to carefully paint the scene with FULL values.
- Use salt in the wet watercolor for added texture.
- Make sure to use value to define your edges–no outlining with Sharpie!
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