Campsite Scene Painting

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

Campsite scene painting tutorial



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Campsite Scene Painting

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Acrylic Paints
  • Light blue
  • Medium blue
  • Navy blue
  • Black
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Paper (preferably acrylic paper)
  • Compass or large bowl for drawing around
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush

  1. Use the masking tape to tape around the edges to secure your paper down to stop it moving whilst you work
  2. Layer masking tape down the page so the whole piece of paper is covered in masking tape
  3. Place your bowl or use a compass to draw a circle in the middle of the page
  4. Carefully cut the masking tape circle out, or ask an adult to help you do this with a stanley knife – you should now be left with a circle of paper ready for painting
  5. Place a large blob of your pale blue paint in the middle of the circle and a smaller blob of the medium blue above it. Now using long brush strokes, paint 3/4 of the circle with the light blue and the top quarter with the medium blue – blending the two shades together where they meet – as you paint, slightly arc your lines
  6. Then take your navy and black – again, put the navy in the middle and the black at the top and brush across the circle again as you have just done – blending the two colours together as you go
  7. Put a small dot of light blue at the bottom of the page, and brush it in, again blending as you go
  8. Take the white, put it on the brush. If your white is too thick you can water it down slightly. Tapping the brush on your finger, on the top half of the circle – this is creating the stars
  9. Leave to dry
  10. Take a wider brush and get your black ready. Gently tapping/stipling your brush across the bottom 1/5 of the page – this is creating the silhouette of the trees and ground – again going with the shape of the bottom of the circle
  11. Next you will paint the trees in the black – three on one side – one on the other
  12. Leave to dry
  13. Paint a white triangle – this is forming your tent
  14. Leave to dry
  15. Paint over the white triangle with the yellow to create a door
  16. Using the Red yellow create a little campfire
  17. Leave to dry
  18. Using white create highlights for the trees
  19. Leave to dry
  20. Very carefully, peel the masking tape off
  21. Your painting is now complete

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