Here are 5 beautiful autumn art ideas to try this season. Fun and colourful creative activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. We have put together a collection of 5 easy projects including leaf printing, Halloween art and abstract autumnal artworks.
Use autumnal colours to create vibrant abstract autumn artwork. No rules here. Be as expressive as you want! Experiment. Doodle. Have fun.
A few ideas:
Trying sticking to a limited colour palette of 3-5 colours.
For an autumnal feel, use warm colours such as oranges, reds, yellows, maybe with hints of green.
Work in layers. Let the paint dry and see what patterns have formed, then draw on top with a different medium.
Use different objects to paint and draw with, for interesting mark making.
Use geometric shapes to create patterns.
Know when to stop. It might be a good idea to leave your painting for a while and come back later, to look at it with fresh eyes.
This is just a bit of fun, it’s a great way to go back to your childhood and draw how you imagined Halloween night back then. Is the path leading to the house lined with carved pumpkins? Is there a scary shadow in one of the windows? Is the moon full? Use lots of oranges, purples and black for this painting.
Pumpkin Still Life
Autumn is naturally the most beautiful time for colours - and the pumpkin is a great example of this. It also has a robust shape, which makes it very easy to draw. Get out the watercolours and start mixing your autumnal shades.
Leaf Mono Printing
Another technique, which is simple but effective, is covering a sheet of watercolour paper in watercolour paint and placing leaves on top. Leave this to dry for a few hours, then remove the leaves, which should have left imprints in the paint. You can leave the piece like this or keep working on it.
Look to nature for inspiration to create some striking abstract autumnal tree paintings. Use oranges, red and yellow watercolour paints, or drawing inks, to create an abstract background painting. Leave your abstract painting to fully dry, then add some ink drawings of trees.