Monday, July 23, 2012
Art by Josie
The bottom one didn't have a story, although I think I can see a scene in it...
On the top piece, she told me (rather apologetically) "I traced around it with my pencil..."
I said, "That's okay, that just means it's a mixed media piece!" and then had to explain mixed media meant using more than just paint :)
When I say we left the watercolor supplies out, here's what I meant: I used tube watercolors in a palette with deep wells and then added maybe a tablespoon of water in each well. That took away the issue of needing to get pan paints wet enough to get vibrant color. Then we had a Mason jar of water with three paint brushes.
So the paint was always wet and watery. Every morning, I would just add a little bit more water--My only rule (I am not big on rules :) was "rinse your brush out when you change colors" and Josie was great with that. This made me a huge fan of tube watercolors for kids, as well as for adults who are learning to use watercolors!!!