Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944) was born in Moscow, Russia and learned how to play music on the cello and piano at an early age. Kandinsky traveled to places all over Europe such as Germany and France to study the works and art styles of other artists. He painted “Winter Landscape” in 1909 right before he began to work in abstract art. “Winter Landscape” is a post-impressionism style of artwork.
To make this inspired artwork you'll need the following supplies:
• Heavy-weight, light pink colored sulphite paper
• Black oil pastel
• Tempera paints
First, orient your paper in a landscape position. Draw a horizon line in the middle of the paper. Draw a small square on top of the horizon line. Draw a small triangle on top of the square. Draw horizontal, parallel lines to extend the roofline house. Draw hills and mountains on the top of the horizon line next to the little house. Add little detail (if desired) like the tree line on the left hill shown. Draw a curved path that begins narrow at the little house and widens toward the bottom of the page. Using powdered white tempera paint mix to paint an undercoat on the sky and snow bank areas as shown. Paint the snow banks, house, and sky using small, short brush strokes of multiple colors. Dip your brush into the white paint between each color you use. This will mix a little white with every color. (Save the black paint for the next step.) Use the black tempera paint on the hills and tree line last. Add short strokes of color to mix in. After painting, the original oil drawing lines will have a little paint covering them up. As a final step, retrace all black oil lines.