Saturday, February 21, 2009

Desert Landscapes with WARM colors....

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of this climate, but it's amazing what I'll do for art and incorporate analogous warm colors and the desert beauty (which I have to admit I DO appreciate.....but in the winter) into a great watercolor project.

Here are some grades 2nd grade -4th grade examples of our Watercolor project of a Desert Landscape with Warm Colors. The emphasis was making it to "feel" more like a desert (warm, dry) than using actual colors of a desert, which does include some green. Not as much as would be desired, but yes, there is green there. If I posted all the amazing results of this project, there would be endless pictures. Sadly, I have to settle for posting only these few examples. The example above and below are second graders' work! On these, I've sent permission slips to enter these in a local competition and hang onto the originals for the State Fair this October. I'll provide the kids with photographs of the work until they get their originals back from my clamped claws. lol

3rd and 4th Graders


  1. Very pretty...and definitely warm. Makes me want to go sit in the desert for a while, instead of the winter wonderland we're still in.

    PS...these Hugh Laurie songs are a crack up! I keep meaning to tell you. I love the Mystery one the best.

  2. These are lovely! I think you've got some real talent! Also, re: Carter's book signing: boo. And cute Valentine's photos!

    Loving the Hugh Laurie music. He reminds me of my dad though. In a good way, though. Not in the grouchy, crazy dr way.