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Watery Blue

 

Ask someone in your family what colour they would use to paint water in a swimming pool or water in the sea? What colour would you use? Now look at water in a clear glass - what colour is it? What have you found out?

 

If you have paint at home investigate how many different shades of blue you can make.

How can you make the colour blue lighter? How can you make the colour blue darker? Can you make a bluey green colour?

Each time you make a different shade of blue paint a section of your piece of paper. Try to add different shapes and textures as you are painting to help you create a water picture.

(If you haven't got any blue paint at home you could use blue crayons, blue coloured pencils and/or blue felt tip pens.)

 

You could look at how some famous artists have used water in their work:

Hollywood Swimming Pool by David Hockney

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Waterloo Bridge by Andre Derain

 

How many different blues can you find inside your house/in your back garden/ out on your daily walk? If possible take a picture of some of the 'blues' you find. You could then print them off, cut out different shapes and glue them on to your water picture. Don't cut out the outline of the blue object, just cut out different watery shapes in blue.

 

If you have any old magazines at home you could look through them to see if you can find different shades of blue to cut out and add to your water picture. Please make sure you check with a grown up before you start cutting up anything!

 

Once you have covered all the paper in lots of different blues you could leave it as a wonderful watery piece of art or you could draw or paint some sea creatures to add to your water picture.

 

Have fun being creative!

 

Hollywood Swimming Pool by David Hockney

A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Waterloo Bridge by Andre Derain

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