Thursday, September 27, 2012

Flowery Watercolor Paintings


Flowery watercolor paintings are fun because they are half painting and half observation.  Working with watercolors on a very wet background allows the paint to "blossom" and "bloom" all over the page.  Each one will be different, try making a few to see what will happen!  A fun way to learn about what happens when colors interact and mix together too!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Watercolor paper or heavier drawing paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Brush (any size will do, try mixing it up to experiment with different effects)
  • Water
Dip your brush in clear water and cover the paper liberally,


Pick a background color...we chose green to mimic green grass like a field for the flowers to grow in,



Clean your brush by swirling it in water, then load it up heavily with any color you'd like...don't dilute the paint too much with water, you want it to be heavy on the paint side for your first flower.


Now gently touch the brush to the wet surface and watch your flowers bloom and grow right before your eyes!  It's fun to try different colors and it is OK to let them run together too!  This is a great opportunity to talk about colors and color mixing while the paints are mixing together on the paper.  Lay flat to dry.


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