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Daily Art -- Gemini and a Sunset


Miss Gemini
Approx. 4" x 5"
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour
Moleskine watercolor journal

Other half of the page the Nectarine is on. So that page is complete now:




A Sunset Sketch, or, How To Mix Orange
6" x 9"
Marie's Transparent Watercolors
Canson "Biggie Junior" 90lb watercolor paper

I let Sascha paint tonight and set her up with Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna and Cerulean Hue or maybe it's just called Sky Blue, something like that, from the Marie's set. All but the yellow were leftovers from last time. I squeeze out a little from the tube and then add some water before I give her the paint, so that she has strong washes to paint with. Otherwise she'll pick up the whole blob on the first brush stroke and use it up very fast the way she did the tube watercolors in last year's Art Set.

So while she painted some coloring sketches of Therazinosaur, giant shark and giant fish, I explained mixing and demonstrated with this little sunset, using some of the colors she wasn't using as much of. She understood it and did some mixing on her paintings, while together we used up everything in the palette neatly. So I was able to clean it thoroughly for giving her new colors next time.

We had fun and she learned something. I learned that I can do a decent little landscape off the top of my head just explaining things too, so that was fun. Sky Blue made some great green mixes into the warm colored browns and yellows, that was cool.
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