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Peaceful Seas Art Project


“Mom, look what I did!”


“It’s beautiful.”  You followed the directions well and created a beautiful seascape painting.


Mom’s thinking to herself, “Whew!  I’m thankful someone else taught my child how to do that.”


Not every homeschool mom possesses artistic talent.  It is such a blessing to come across homeschool art curriculum with a Master Artist doing the teaching for you.



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If you have never used the products from See the Light, you are in for a treat.  All you need to do is gather the supplies, prepare the work area, and turn on the DVD.


Master Artist, Pat Knepley, does the teaching for you.  She provides you and your children with art history, a biblical connection, instruction on how to complete the project, and art tips. 


Pat is so engaging.  Your children will ask, “Can we do art today?”


Peaceful Seas Art Project

This product review is on the Peaceful Seas Art Project.  You and your children will learn about Winslow Homer.  He was a watercolorist and painted mostly seascapes.





Art History


Pat displays some of Winslow’s paintings throughout the four lessons.  You may want to look at his other paintings by visiting www.winslow-homer.com.




See the Light's Peaceful Seas Art Project Lesson 1



Your children will begin their art project by learning about perspective as they draw sailboats and do a watercolor wash.  











See the Light's Peaceful Seas Art Project Lesson 2


Lesson 2 is my favorite of the lessons.  Pat teaches how to create texture by using salt and a piece of a plastic bag.  The salt gives the beach scene a grainy look and the plastic bag makes the rock look rough.


Biblical Application


Pat’s biblical connection is on how the grains of sand remind her of God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 22:17.





  See the Light's Peaceful Seas Art Project Lesson 3



In lesson 3, your children will learn about the qualities of water, which are reflective, transparency, and movement.  Pat explains how to make the water appear lifelike and how to create the illusion of trees in the background.


Biblical Application


The biblical application for this lesson relates the water’s reflective quality to Proverbs 27:19.



 See the Light's Peaceful Seas Art Project Lesson 4


In lesson 4, your children add the fine details to their paintings and learn how to create shadows and reflections.  My daughter enjoyed using the chalk pastel to enhance the look of the clouds.


Biblical Application


Pat appropriately shares about God being mightier than the seas, which you will find the verses in Psalms 93:3-4.





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Time Involved


We did the art lessons in four different sessions allowing the painting plenty of time to dry in between.  All together, we spent about 3 hours completing the project.




We did modify the size of the watercolor paper since we did not have an 11” x 14” sheet of paper.  The smaller size was doable.  You will want to use the recommended size of paper, especially if you have younger children doing the project.


Art Tip


Here is an art tip from Pat on how to care of your watercolor brushes. 


  1. Place the brushes under running water to remove the paint.
  2. Wipe the brushes on a paper towel to make sure the paint is out of the brushes.
  3. Smooth out the bristles with your fingers.
  4. Store the brushes upright to prevent damage to the bristles.


How to Care for Your Watercolor Brushes.


This is what happens when you do not listen to directions.













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You will feel blessed by adding Peaceful Seas Art Project to your homeschool art class.


Angie McFarren, Homeschool Consultant


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Angie McFarren

Angie McFarren is a homeschool mom of 1 high school student and graduated another who is now attending college. She has homeschooled them since they were in K and Pre-K. Angie is passionate about homeschooling and enjoys Helping Other Parents Educate. She is a Homeschool Consultant and the author of Educate the Home Educator Crash Course. Angie is also on the See the Light Art Curriculum team.


  1. Sara @ Embracing Destiny

    This looks beautiful! My daughter would love it.

  2. Thanks Sara. Be sure to enter into the giveaway each day.


  3. I love art – but trying to teach it is a whole different matter! My kids love art and CRAVE to know more! This would be a HUGE blessings for my art-started kids!

  4. Hi Nicole,

    I apologize for not responding to you sooner. I have had trouble with my blog comments going into outer space.

    SEE THE LIGHT makes it so easy to teach art. Be sure to enter again since the giveaway ends today.


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