Undersea Paintings

Caitlyn's Undersea Painting

Caitlyn’s Undersea Painting

Gerry first graders used oil pastels and tempera paint to create underwater scenes.  We thought of all the creatures that can be found in the ocean, such as shrimp, lobsters, jellyfish, and sharks.  Then students used their oil pastels to draw their creatures and background details, such as sand, kelp, and bubbles.  Some students had to blend their oil pastels to get the perfect color.  Finally, students mixed water into their tempera and painted a wash of blue across the scene to give it that underwater look!