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07 January 2014

Playing in Watercolors

I was trying for this:

But so far I have this: 

I thought I needed more practice! But I finished it anyway, and ended up with this:

  I learned a lot, and wanted to try it again. I'm thinking of this stuff a lot like copywork, and so I made this:

I haven't put in any trees in the foreground, but I'm not sure if I'm going to, because I am frustrated with the paints. We're still just using the Crayola watercolors, and it's difficult to get the colors dark. They just thin out, and I think it's the quality of my paints. I plan to get some better colors, but I haven't done it yet.

Hero wanted to play too, so he did this one.

And later, copying my work, he did this. I'm kind of at a loss as to how he coaxed such deep colors from our little paints. Now that I'm thinking about it, I should have him show me, and then I can finish my picture.

Dragon painted as well. Here is his picture:

I'd say that is a pretty successful series of art classes! I'm thinking I'll try this one next. The cool thing is, I've noticed that, at least with this, if I do it myself, pretty soon I'm hearing, "Can I paint too?" Music to my ears!


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