We started by drawing leaves on our backgrounds created last class. More color was added, painting around at least three leaves. This was left to dry until next week.
Our project for this week is to do a positive and negative painting of an animal silhouette. Students drew their animals on two pieces of watercolor paper, then chose two or three colors side by side on the color wheel. On the first painting, water is painted on the animal only and the colors dropped in, moving them around slightly with the brush or tilting the paper. On the second painting, the background is painted with water and the two colors dropped in. Watching the colors move by tilting the paper or moving with a brush is exciting to watch. No two paintings are ever the same!