Bright colors Lots of circles and curved lines
Large brushstrokes Different types of plants and flowers
Patterns Side of a chair or a railing
Complementary/contrasting colors Plants make patterns
Reflection of goldfish in water Different types of brush strokes
Very light and very dark colors Goldfish catch your eye
Not trying to be super realistic Makes me feel calm
Here's some fascinating info about Matisse and his goldfish paintings!
First we mixed different shades of colors using liquid watercolor paints and painted the paper that we will use for our collages. We added salt while the watercolors were wet to observe amazing patterns as the paint dries.