I stumbled upon the artist Ton Schulten several years ago when I found a calendar of his paintings. I became hooked immediately! I love his bold colors and unique compositions with simple shapes. Lots of verticals and horizontals, easy to divide your paper for a color mixing project!
After a comprehensive color theory lesson, we chose to focus on balancing warm and cool colors for our buildings. Then details with India ink. These always look great displayed together! I encourage making their cities unique, add interesting doorways, windows. Some have fun with this part, others stay simple. Not matter what, they all look great in the end!