These beautiful paintings were created by my fourth graders. They recently went to Annapolis for a field trip, so I thought it would be fun to do a painting of it. For this project, I handed out a photo of Annapolis. The photo had boats in the foreground. It had buildings, trees and the capital in the middle ground, and, of course, the sky in the background. Before beginning this project, we talked about simple overlapping to create depth. Judging from these pictures, I think they understood the concept.
Students began by drawing in pencil. After this, students used oil pastels to color the boats, houses, and trees. Lastly, students used watercolors for the water and sky.
These are beautiful and make me think of summer.