First step was to mix some greens in the watercolor lid (this is why I ONLY use watercolor pans with white lids in the classroom -- so you see the true colors you mix.
Next was a wet-on-wet wash of mixed greens.
I am thinking about this for 4th or 5th grade with part of the lesson focusing on Unity/Harmony. I took some photos last year on my trip to Montana with the intent of students using them as inspiration for visual texture and I may use these to kick-start some ideas for the textures kids could use. Here are a few:
I like the idea of having students use neutral color photos and then interpret them using colors from the color wheel. I have a few other ideas for using pictures like these this year -- am still working them (at least in my head)!!! Bye for now. . . .