Art class – week 7

Today was our first experience with acrylic paints.

Will did quite a long lesson in how to mix colours, which was very interesting.  Then the rest of the lesson was exercises in mixing palettes ourselves.

First we had to do some natural progressions from one colour to another (kind of like a colour wheel).  Then to practice both colour matching and getting skin tones right we drew round our hands, and had to match our skin colours onto the page.

As usual, I wanted to produce something to take home, so in the last 10 or 15 minutes I decided to do the customary apple (original composition).  The background colours were picked to use up the remaining paint on my palette rather than throwing it away :-)