Watercolours using sugar
We painted these amazing planets on paper plates.
We used a mixture of sugar and water as a base, then drizzled shapes & patterns across the plates using three colours to suggest surface features or perhaps weather systems.
The watercolour paints interacted with the sugar solution in unpredictable ways and created some fascinating effects...
We felt our planets had some really interesting textures and thought the sugar base made these pictures really effective.
Which of our planets might you like to visit... & why?
We have started to explore watercolours.
The technique we tried this week was 'wet on wet'.
We all followed the same set of instructions.
It was interesting to see how different each "Galaxies" picture turned out.
We discussed how various factors can affect images painted in watercolours.
Wow! We have come a long way...
We have had three lessons on drawing portraits, starting with a Viking portrait and finishing today with a self portrait.
We worked on various shading techniques to imply texture.
We looked at the shape & proportion of faces and discussed how to divide up the face so that features end up the right shape and size, and in the right place.
We studied black & white pictures to see where shadows appear on faces, and did some shading exercises to help us with tone.
We also practised drawing eyes.
These portraits show how much we have learned.
I wonder if you can recognise us from our artwork...
As part of our topic on Vikings we had our first art lesson where we worked on using paper to create 3D pictures.
The main idea was to explore ways of folding or curling paper to create a number of effects.
We practised various methods and explored ways to join these.
We finally applied our new skills to create these 'portraits' of Vikings...