Wheat Field with Crows, painted in 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh, shows a dramatic, cloudy sky filled with crows over a wheat field. The simple layout is perfect for practicing layers of color to see if students can imitate his look. If you really like the colors in my sample, I used the 24 pack of Portfolio Oil Pastels, which had a lot of colors very similar to the original painting. Love it when that happens.

• Link to Van Gogh Wheatfield Tutorial