A COUNTRY SCENE – Foreground, Middle Ground, Background

Students create a country scene using watercolour pencil techniques.

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A COUNTRY SCENE – Foreground, Middle Ground, Background


  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Watercolour Pencils - 12 Count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Masking Tape
  • Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towles
  • Pencil Sharpeners


Step 1
  1. Make 4 thumbnail sketches of different ideas for your scene.
  2. Choose the idea you like the best.
Step 2
  1. Tape a piece of watercolour paper to a plastic placemat.
  2. Be sure to use one long strip of tape for each side.
  3. Lightly draw your scene on the paper.
  4. Begin by colouring everything in with watercolour pencil.
  5. Paint small amounts of water into each section.
Step 3
  1. Use a variety of techniques to add detail and texture to your painting, for example:
    - drawing with wet pencil
    - painting water so colour goes from dark to light
    - splattering
    - painting wet colour over dry
Step 4
  1. When you are satisfied with your work, gently remove the tape from the paper.
  2. View your picture with fresh eyes.
    - How can you tell it is a rural Scene?
    - How does it make you feel?
    - What do you see that makes you say that?
    - What do you like the best about your painting? Why?

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