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Re: White watercolor

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 04:48:45 PST


I did just write a note to Prang at www.prang.com about the white in the
16 color paint box. I suggested they add a gold or some other really
cool color, or paynes gray, or a reddish or yellowish brown. I
mentioned the fact that their white confuses children and tempts them to
use it to mix with colors rather than using water to lighten. I added
that they white makes their otherwise beautiful, brilliant, translucent
colors opaque and chalky and looks out of place with the rest of the
colors in a watercolor painting. Just my 2 cents, but I feel better
now, haha. They could even add a second pan of yellow or blue! We run
out of those two colors first every year in every set!

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School

www.sjs.org
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.

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