How to paint a camomile
Each parent dreams of a child to be occupied with some hobby, to have interests which will develop him or her into a skillful and intelligent person who is able to notice and express the beauty of life around us. For sure the born talent is not a gift for everyone but all of us have chance to develop the skills. Patience and steady development bring very good results, you just should not be disappointed by the failures at the very beginning. This task will be interesting for both a girl and a boy. Pay some time and attention to your child, try to make this task together, and it will be useful and enjoyable for both of you. Teach your child to have a good taste and to enjoy nice things, learn drawing and painting together with him or her – this quality time you are going to spend together will be so precious. Start with simple things. Let’s draw and paint a camomile!
- Aquarelle paper (it is very necessary material for you and your child because I guess the process will be more enjoyable and the result will be better if you use the right paper: I do not recommend to use office paper that is meant for printing, it is not suitable for painting)
- Water colors
- Set of brushes (thin, medium and thick brushes are marked with the size numbers, we are going to need different ones for certain steps of our work)
- Ordinary pencil (for sketch)
- Palette (if you do not have a specialized palette you can use a plastic plate or a saucer instead, let you child learn how to mix and to water colors on the palette)
- Jar for water (or a glass)
- Piece of cloth (to wipe hands and brushes)
- The colors used in the painting are blue, yellow, orange and green
At first we draw two circles as it is shown on the picture. Such a sketch will help us to draw a daisy in a simple way. The circle inside is the flower middle, and the second outer circle will shape the petals.
Let’s draw the petals one by one around the middle circle.
The sketch of the petals is done, make sure that all the petals match each other in size.
Outline the stalk and our drawing is ready to be painted. It is time to apply colors. At first, we take the blue color and water it on the palette, then we start to paint the background around the daisy and the space between the petals. Be accurate when you paint close to the line of the petals, they should remain white. If the blue color still crossed the line it is ok, just take the dry brush and take off the wrong dab with it, later when this spot is dry, take the clean wet brush and try to wash out the spot with water. Be careful and accurate to avoid such unpleasant things. When the background is done, I advise you to wait until the painting is dry not to smear it.
Then we water the yellow color on the palette and paint the middle. Again we shall wait until the yellow color gets dry on the paper.
When it is dry we take a thinner brush (medium or thin size) and water the orange color on the palette. We are going to make small orange dots inside the daisy middle, this way the flower will look more natural. Most of the dots should be painted around the circle closer to its edge, not in the very middle. Out dots were the final step of the work, the painting is done! Enjoy the result you got after the task is complete.
- While doing this task it would be better if you draw the attention of your child to the accuracy and the patience at certain steps of work when the work demands drying. Just explain your child that all your efforts will be the waste of time if there is any hurry in work.
- Never shout or criticize your child! If he or she does not understand anything, just explain it one more time. The patience is important not only for your child but for you as well.
- Distract the attention of your child with some other activity for that short period when the painting is getting dry.
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