Ornamental Cherry Tree Pastel: A Spring Masterpiece in 4 Easy Steps

Carter & Ammon's Spring Pastel Painting

Carter & Ammon’s Spring Pastel Painting

Need (Suggested beginning doses: more paint for darker color OR add more water to lighten it up)

1 Plastic Cup

4 tsp. Water

2 drops Watercolor Blue 

2 drops Watercolor Green

1 Brown Oil Pastel Crayon (Holbein Oil Pastel)

1 Big dollop of Pink tempera paint 

1 Sheet Water Color Paper

1 Paintbrush

Step 1: On the Water Color Paper, lightly pencil the ground and tree

Step 2: With a brown oil pastel crayon, heavily color the tree

Step 3: Trying not to allow the green and blues to mix, saturate the ground with green and the sky with green. Once again, the oil pastel repels the watercolors. 

Allow the Painting to Dry for 24 hours

Step 4: With pink, tempera paint dollop out pink. With the child’s finger tips (prints) dabb the tree with pink fingerprints to make the pink, ornamental cherry blossoms then allow to finish drying.