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1. The strong parts of my project are the colors that I chose to use, because I blended the colors together very well and they are all very realistic.
2. Whats not so great is in some areas my water color got out of control and it dripped into sections that I didnt want color to go onto.
3. The theme of all 3 of my paintings are places in this country. The theme of my past painting is driving through the canyons in Arizona, because I went there on vacation a few years ago. The theme of my present is grass and a sun set, because I live in Iowa and their isn't anything special here besides things like sunsets or simple things. The theme of my future is a beach and a ocean, because I want to live in Virginia Beach when I graduate and start my life off fresh there.
4. What repeats in all of my paintings is that they are all in a place in the United States, because I want to explore the rest of the world not just stay in Iowa my entire life. Also they all have to do with nature.
5. The positives of using watercolor painting is that you can easily blend colors, and the negitive is that it smears very easily and its hard to control.
6. I learned that you can't use watercolors quickly because it will drip on other parts of your painting that you don't want there. It could be implied to life in general because you shouldn't rush with anything, if you take your time things should turn out the way that you want them too.
7. First I planned all my pictures out, next I lightly used pencil to get my lines and objects where I wanted them, next I painted the papers, finally I added salt to two of my paintings to add texture to them.
8. Yes this is a worthwhile project, because it teaches students one of the "easiest" ways of painting, and its freely done about yourself. I think its a good way to get to learn about your students!