So just getting back from my beach vacation this past Christmas I wanted to do a sunset theme painting because that is just what we do on the island every night, watch the sunset!
So the first step is to use watered down black tempera paint for the black lines.
Then allow that to dry.
We discussed warm and cool colors and value changes.
I showed students how adding more or less water to their brushes changes the colors
from more intense with less water to washed out with lots of water.
We also worked in layering the same color to add changes in value.
The last step is to go back and add designs on top of the work using a darker or lighter value of the same color.