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Thursday, 16 March 2006
Watercolor Class Lesson for St. Patrick's Day
For watercolor class the week ending in St. Patrick's Day we explored combinations of landscapes and greens.
landscape drawingsLandscape roughs quick green landscape paintingsLoose landscapes exploring greens
Quickly rough out four thumbnails and create compositions of interesting landmass shapes. You can use an Irish landscape for inspiration. Use only two values, dark and light. For the last thumbnail create a value reversal of one of the other designs. Now to play with green. Brainstorm a list of names for various green hues and/or green pigments.* Brainstorm a list of ways to create green - hue and/or pigment mixes. The possible list is infinite I would guess. Choose four color plans, using just 2-3 colors for mixing greens. Choose one of your thumbnails and paint it (interpret it) in four versions as per the color plans you chose. If you want to keep track of your experiments, record the color plans underneath each version or on the back.
*Hue is the color we see, whether in a rainbow or a physical object - we have lots of names to describe colors. Pigment is the substance a paint or coloring agent is made of and can be described by name and/or chemical formula.

I'll put the kids paintings up soon.

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:01 AM EST

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