While looking after Rachel on an early release from school day, we pulled out the watercolors and started to play. Then she googled flowers and printed off a picture she liked. This was what we managed in 2 early release afternoons recently!
The smaller image is the image of “Blue flowers in red vase” by Van Beckum which she wanted to copy exactly (however original image is probably oil or acrylic). The larger image is her watercolor.
She had a great eye for color and mixed all the puddles for glazing by herself.
I showed her how to do lift outs, lay in flat washes, wet-in-wet, using salt for texture and of course glazing.
She picked it up super fast and was eager to learn more! A natural budding artist……she framed it for her mommy!