Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Acrylic painting a Cityscape referencing a photograph.


Today we worked with Acrylics. Using different brush sizes I taught a few ways to mix the colors to create new shades of color. Adding white or black to several colors we learned how to create shades of color. We then learned a bit about complimentary colors and looked at the color wheel.

I then instructed that many famous painters would first photograph a scene and then use it as a reference to paint the scene. I had a photograph of a cityscape to display and the kids painted their own cityscape from it.

I think this was one of my favorite projects.


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