Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4th grade abstract sunsets

I know there are a lot of examples on this post, but there were so many great ones, I had a difficult time choosing which ones to post!  I could have posted them all!  They are beautiful.  We drew the abstract sun and waves, then used watercolors for the "warm colors" sunset and "cool color" waves.  Last, we enhanced our paintings with colored pencil by adding simple designs to the waves and thickening our black outlines.


  1. These are really beautiful! Very sophisticated for 4th grade!

    1. Thanks Jessica!

      I think they did a great job! Possibly my favorite 4th grade project from this year! :)

  2. I love them! what did you use to do the designs? color pencils? crayons? and was it before or after painting them? Thanks!!

  3. Hi Karla! Thanks for your comment! We used colored pencils after painting them! Good luck!

  4. Hi Mrs Crisco - thanks for the inspiration! I recently did this project with 1st grade and they turned out great. You can check them out here: http://useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/warm-sky-cool-sea.html

  5. Hello Mrs Crisco - Thanks for the inspiration to try one of these Abstract Suns! I did my Sun in color pencils and thickened the outlines with my Pentel Brush Pen. Mine can be found here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1254776717867585&set=a.102926326385969.6289.100000058068630&type=3&theater