Acrylic Paintings

It is so awesome to be back to teaching!  I love the energy that these little beings bring to my studio –

It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child.
-Pablo Picasso

This week the elementary class completed an acrylic painting of an electrical guitar.  The students learned a lot from this process.  It started with an observational drawing of an electric guitar.  We looked at a real guitar and drew it as accurately as we could.  As one student said, “it’s a lot harder to draw guitars than flowers.”


We transferred our drawings to a canvas and then began the painting process.  We talked about complimentary colors for the background and the guitar, color mixing and shading.


They learned that it is better to make darker colors by mixing in a complimentary color instead of just adding black.


It was so much fun and their paintings turned out awesome!

Thanks for creating with me!


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