Art Project #94; Multimedia Ocean Paintings

Looking for a fun and simple art project I asked the boys to pick a marine animal for us to draw.

I then gave them a few options;

  1. we could paint the background and draw our animals in chalk pastels on top
  2. we could color the animals in using oil pastels and then do a wash of watercolors over the top
  3. we could outline our drawings in colored school glue and then paint them in to look like stained glass.
They all chose option number two and so we brought our supplies and settled down to work.   We used watercolor paper, pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and salt. 

Our first step was to draw out our animals on watercolor paper.  Ian chose a humpback whale, Evan chose a dolphin, Alec wanted to draw an orca whale and I decided on a sea turtle. 

Once we had our animals drawn, we colored them in using oil pastels.  Mine took the most time using multiple colors to get all of the shading and colors on my sea turtle.  The boys all just needed black,white and gray. 

Once they had their animals colored in they added a wash of watercolors over them.  We also sprinkled some sea salt onto the wet paint to leave behind an interesting texture. 

We set them aside to dry and then brushed the salt off using a paper towel.

See the texture the salt leaves behind? 

It was another fun 100 Days of Art project.  

Other Projects in this series:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
Project 66: Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Project 67: Learning Origami 
Project 68: Art Books and Artist Study
Project 69: Playing Go Fish Art
Project 70: Edible Chocolate Art
Project 71: Geometric Hearts 
Project 72: Marble Swirled Hearts
Project 73: Solid Tempera Paint Drawings
Project 74: Qixels 3-D Maker
Project 75: Making Cupcakes
Project 76: Window Marker Art
Project 77: Shamrock Zentangles on Scratch Paper
Project 78: Painted Pandas 
Project 79: Minecraft Digital Art
Project 80: Charcoal Drawings
Project 81: Chalk Pastel Lighthouse Drawings
Project 82: Dying Easter Eggs With Bleeding Tissue Paper
Project 83: Painting Pottery
Project 84: Drawing En Plein Air
Project 85: African Savannah Paintings
Project 86: Woven CD Garden Decoration
Project 87: Working with Clay
Project 88: Art Lessons with Art Academy
Project 89: Melted Bead Wind Chimes
Project 90: Perler Bead Projects
Project 91: Ivory Soap Carvings
Project 92: Ice Cube Tie Dye
Project 93: String Art

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