SO onto yesterday's class. We covered a LOT of ground between finishing the Orchid paintings and our watercolor explorations to practicing self portraits....A LOT of territory- but we only have 6 weeks to cram so many projects into!
Class always begins with sketchbook work- this week, I wanted them to really think about what faces look like- the shapes that make up the eyes and mouth and nose......
the one with paint is what it looks like after erasing- we could see a faint line of pencil- enough to trace over with white crayon
And spray to make the colors bleeeed......
and BLOT to get the white of the paper back
It was so much fun teaching them how to add color, take it away and manipulate it over and over again. Of course, we were able to play with the paints this way, because I use REALLY good paper- to me, the quality of the paper is more important than the quality of the paint- watercolor is pretty much watercolor, but you can't layer water and color on typing paper....:)
I would say sorry for including so MANY pictures here, but after all the trouble I went through to get them, I wanted to use a lot! If anyone want to see the rest; here's the link to ALL the Art Class photos.
Now I need to get off the computer, and get to painting or I won't have anything for this week's Paint Party Friday!