|Drying still life paintings|
shade with a bit of black and then blend all together with a Q-tip dipped in baby oil.
We talked about starting with the apple in the very center and emphasized making it about the size of a real apple or their fist. After that, the kids were on their way making their fruit. I must say, it is a pretty forgiving media and very easy for the kids to handle successfully.
When they finished their fruit I showed them how they could draw in the plate and the horizontal line to divide the table from the background.
These were done with oil pastel to act as a barrier to keep the liquid watercolor from wandering too far.
The last step was to quickly paint the plate and background using a wet on wet watercolor technique. They had yellow, blue and red liquid watercolors. It comes concentrated and I diluted it about 50% and still got pretty vibrant colors.
We reviewed how to clean the brush between colors and use the sponge to dab off excess water. It was interesting to me how some kids were willing to explore mixing the colors on paper and others were more timid in their work. I love it when everyone leaves feeling totally successful!!
|I LOVE all the secondary colors that the students created:))|