O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors

EQ: Where do artists gather inspiration

I’m not going to lie. Watercolors are deceptively difficult.

Over the years I’ve learned I really need to teach watercolors as a whole unit.

We begin with the very basics. How to get the colors ready, how to use the palette, how to use the brush, not holding the palette sideways when putting away!

Then we move into mixing colors with a color wheel.  My students make a color wheel for each new medium. Then we explored various techniques through a guided step by step painting where we all painted the same thing.

Then the students were ready and able to pick their own subjects.

Published by Welcome to the Art Side - Art with Mrs. Dowd

Navigating my way through middle school while trying to engage and inspire. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade visual art and CTE Digital Design at McFadden Intermediate.

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