During watercolor class Tuesday, I had the students trace out the photo printout I used (from a watercolor book by Elizabeth Groves), and then had them put that aside and we played with learning some new texture techniques. I showed them how to use salt, sea sponges, plastic wrap, splattering with a toothbrush and other ways to create texture in a background. That took up the 2 hours.
Next time we meet, they will paint the background using any of the techniques they liked and then they'll paint the flowers.
Here is my version so far. (Can you tell the two texture techniques I used?)
The photo in the book had yellow crocuses at the bottom, white in the middle and purple at top - but I wanted to change that so I'm going to do purple and white only.
The book I used for the photo reference is
by Elizabeth Groves.