The Singing Fish | "Learn to Watercolor" Project
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The Singing Fish by Joan Miro
| "Learn to Watercolor" Project
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This watercoloring lesson introduces the art of Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miro (1893 -1983). Following a step-by-step approach, you'll learn basic watercolor painting techniques as you paint an excerpt from his "The Singing Fish."
Start by sketching the fish. Once you have everything looking just right, trace the lines with a black fine point marker.
Paint the yellow head, and the green section on the body of the fish. Let the color dry completely. (You might want to use your mom's hair dryer to move things along.)
Paint the red eye and the blue section on the body. Because you waited until the color was completely dry, the colors will not run together. Let these colors dry completely as well, before adding the black. Your brush strokes, as always, should be quick and spontaneous.
Find a piece of scrap paper. Trace the shape of the fish and cut it out.
Your painting is almost finished. Lay your cut-out over the fish and prepare to splatter. Fill your brush with green paint, and gently tap the brush against your index finger over your painting. When your splatter looks perfect, you're finished!
If your watercolor painting didn't turn out as well as you hoped, try
painting it again. Every talent takes time to master. If you apply yourself, you will be great!