Artists were given these basic instructions:
The painting would have three parts, including a patterned border, a background, and the heart in the center.
Each section would be painted a different color. Double and triple loading of brushes was encouraged, as was mixing tints to be scattered throughout the painting.
The border and the heart would be outlined.
The borders would need to be filled with some kind of pattern using black or any other color(s).
We would use white somewhere within the composition.
Besides creating a design and patterns, artists needed to select colors combinations that are appealing to the eye. We used the color wheel to identify analogous and complementary colors to consider for our designs.
Aren't these little paintings spectacular?
Our Painted Heart artists ranged in age from 6 to 12.