Students will paint a work similar to Monet’s Water Lilies. They will think about how the light reflects in their work and how some colors while allowing others to remain distinct adds complexity to the work.
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paint
- Baking cups
- Students will lightly paint random lines on their paper with blue and green watercolors.
- The lines should cover the whole paper. Students may paint blobs if they wish but they will not have the same movement as the lines.
Students will blend the lines by adding water and painting with water over their lines.
Students will add green water lilies to their work by applying a layer of green watercolors.
- Students will cut the baking papers to resemble water lily flowers. If using the green papers, encourage students to be creative. They may wish to make the green paper the lily pad or use two with the whites showing and the green peaking out like leaves.