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Art Challenge 1

John Constable was a very famous landscape painter from the local area. Here are two of his most famous paintings:


Notice how his paintings convey a feeling of calmness and serenity. Also pay attention to how he differentiates the background from the foreground by clever use of detail, size and colour (things in the background are slightly bluer).

Your task is to paint, pastel or colouring pencil a detailed landscape scene that has a foreground activity and a countryside background. Take your time (at least 3-4 days) and try hard to differentiate the background, mid-ground and foreground.