here. They were using good watercolor paper and SAX liquid watercolors (just red, yellow and blue) diluted with water (about 3 parts paint to 1 part water.) for the background. Students had made the apples on a previous day using red tempera. Since we were practicing a wet-on-wet technique, they outlined the plate and apples (a la Mattise) to keep the watercolors from running into each other from the plate to the background. I love the luscious colors that students created for their backgrounds.
My work today will be to frame them, and then they'll be ready to hang!!