1G & 1S Tio D’Al’s Painting p.2 12.5.20

Hola todos! Hello everyone!

Tio D’Al aqui! Uncle D’Al here!

Young Al has kept me up to date with your special day last week and the wonderful art work you have been producing. “Muchas Gracias!” “Thank you so much!” It was lovely to retrace my family History, as well as watching you and Young Al create new memories together.

My first colour mixing lesson was a great success, thank you for sending in pictures of your wonderful work! I hope you have been practising saying your colours in Spanish too!


Not only has Emil being creative with his colour mixing, he has been creative with his arty image too! What a stylish beard you have been wearing for your daily exercise! You bear an uncanny resemblance to Claude Monet, an artist we will be studying over the next few weeks.


We will also be learning about a female artist who was painting “Impressionist” pictures at the same time called Berthe Morisot. Both were French and both loved painting outdoors. (Both weren’t very good at selfies either!)

Today we are going to mix some Secondary colours by creating addition sums from Primary colours. Josh S. and Felicity have already been practising this, so I will use some of their examples to help.


First you need to prepare your equipment. A saucer with Primary colours; blue💙, azul, red❤️, rojo and yellow 💛, amarillo . You need a clean saucer to mix on, clean water, a brush, white,⚪️ blanco paper and a pencil. (Art smock, jaunty beret and stylish moustache optional!)

Choose 2 colours to start with and paint a block of each colour with a gap between them, this is where you write a + and = like this.

Mix your 2 colours together and paint the new colour after the =. Now you can label your colours in English and Spanish.

Use these colours in Spanish resources to help you.



Clean your brush, saucer and water before choosing 2 more Primary colours to invent a new colour sum.

How many Secondary colours can you make?

You can check your colour mixing sums here:


Primary =1 or “uno”

Secondary = 2 or “dos”

Tertiary= 3 or “tres”

Mix all 3 together and what does it make? Ilva knows, So does Young Al!

You have probably noticed that if you don’t change your water, it always ends up brown 🙈”marron ”. This is why cleaning your equipment is important when mixing Secondary colours.

Now you can mix Secondary colours, you can paint a rainbow 🌈, “ arco iris “.

Practise reading Spanish and colour mixing with this activity.


I look forward to seeing your wonderful work. You can send it to:


Josh S. has already done a brilliant job of recreating one of Claude Monet’s paintings. It’s quite hard to spot the difference between the two! Can you? Perhaps you could research Monet and Berthe Morisot’s work?

Hasta la proxima! Until next time!
Adios a mis amigos! Good bye my friends!

Tio D’Al xx🌟🎨

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