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~ John Dewey

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Quick Art

Here are some quick watercolors that the girls did recently.


  1. Those are really good! Are you using an instruction book to learn how to watercolor like that or a website? I'd like to try it out but not sure where to begin.

  2. Neither. They are just messing around. They have written up a few how to articles though that we could post if you'd like.

  3. Here is the short how to that relates to these paintings: First, select good quality watercolor paper like Arches and then select good paints like Winsor Newton. These really do make a difference. Use a sea sponge (found in craft stores or art supply places) and dip it in water, then dip it in your mixed water color (we like to use a tray to mix but a plate or bowl work too). You want it to be kind of thick. Then, just sponge the color on the page in the spots you want in a rough shape of a plant/flowers. Then, clean the sponge and use your paintbrush to do an outline of the pot. Fill in the spot you think is good and add a shadow (for this use something like dark purple or light gray). We prefer to mix all of our colors. To get the multiple colors in the leaves/flowers, just dab some green in with a paintbrush. Hope that helps.


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