Monday, September 3, 2012

Warm and Cool Landscapes

My precious 6th graders study color theory during the semester. After much discussion of warm and cool colors, as well as a lesson or two on practicing watercolor, they sketch out a landscape (we divide the images into four quadrants and also divide our paper into four areas so that it is easier to draw, using a slight grid). As you can see, some students prefer to add a bit of architecture. The results are divine! We discuss how the colors impact the mood of the painting. Lovely!

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