I wanted to do a fun spring flower picture in one class time...but was not wanting to go "still life" or "Georgia O'Keeffe". I had the students work on wet on wet with the gouache. We discussed color mixing...and possible combinations to avoid. I allowed the students to blot their painted background with a tissue to remove excess water & to lighten up the over all feel. I then had them paint directly on top of the colorful background(they did not draw first..scary for some...other thought it was fun/exciting). I feel the results turned out wonderful...and it looks amazing in the hallway!! Really brightens things up!!!