Thursday, February 9, 2012

Watercolor Painting with Analogous colors for Valentine's Day

First and second grade artists examined the color wheel closely to learn about analogous colors- colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.  Students noticed how beautifully analogous colors blend together- not a brown blob in sight!

We used liquid watercolors to paint hearts on high quality watercolor paper.  Artists chose two analogous colors for each heart.  We also experimented with adding salt to wet paint to create amazing results.  Students were productive and focused as they challenged themselves to come up with as many different combinations of analogous colors as possible.

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