Jack O’Lanterns, the traditional Halloween decoration created by carving an expressive fact into a pumpkin, also makes a spooky or silly avenue for watercolor painting.
In today’s class, we’ll paint a series of jack o’lanterns using abstract watercolor techniques. Then, we’ll draw unique facial expressions (frightening, scary, playful, and amusing) using permanent waterproof markers. We’ll add details and highlights to complete our images. The beauty of brilliant watercolor strokes combined with expressive details makes this a fun and easy project to complete.
Each step of the project is broken down into its own class. Downloads include a Class Supply List & a Jack O’Lantern Faces Template.
For your Class Project, create either a single Jack O’Lantern or a series of expressive pumpkins using watercolor paints and your favorite colors or blends of colors. Then, add details to your image to create fun personalities. Think scary, angry, frightening, or just downright goofy. Take a photo of your Jack O’Lantern and post it in the Project Section. Let’s have a good old fashioned Jack O’Lantern Gallery with kudos for “Scariest, Silliest, and Most Festive.”
Basic Watercolor Supplies: watercolor paper or art journal, paints, brushes and a waterproof permanent marker for sketching the face