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Spotlight on Watercolors

NOV 20, 2009

Liquid watercolors. Photograph by Paula Santos

Liquid watercolors. Photograph by Paula Santos

Family Programs has been using liquid watercolors in our workshops for the Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction exhibition and they have been quite a hit! They are a great material to have fun with on a rainy day. Each small bottle packs a rich, dense color. The paint allows you to mix colors easily, move the color around the paper, and make colors darker or lighter.

We recommend that you pour a small amount of watercolor into a small paper cup or onto a palette. A little goes a long way. We also suggest that you have a container of water to dilute the color for subtle washes here and there. The water can be used for cleaning your brushes too. Using different-size brushes to paint large areas or fill in small details. Try it at home!

Find the liquid watercolors and other art supplies on our Resources page.

By Paula Santos