Some colors seem warm and some seem cool. Red, yellow and orange are warm colors whereas green, blue and purple are cool colors. This week we are mixing and using warm colors to make a field of Black-eyed Susans (the Maryland state flower).
First mix the paints to make a warm light orange.
Use this for the background.
Once the background is dry, paint brown circles all over the background.
You can let this dry before adding on the petals, or you can just be careful not to smear the centers while you add on the petals. Either way, when you paint the petals, first mix up two shades of yellow -light yellow and a darker yellow. Using these different shades of yellow, paint the flower petals. We used fingers to paint on the petals.
For contrast, you can paint a strip of light, bright blue for the sky...
and some green stems and leaves. You can add any other details you would like to your painting.
Next week we will be working with cool colors.
sources and resources:
- 123...I Can Paint, Irene Luxbacher