*the author begins with a lovely discussion about how children experience the world of color
*she goes on to offer some thoughts on what she calls “the morality of color.” I find that this section inspires me to become more imaginative when I work with colors – it really brings them to life in a very unique way
*there is a long section, filled with color photographs of both children painting and the paintings they produced, that takes us into the world of children painting with watercolors. This can become a welcome guide for parents who have never done this before – it should help everyone to paint joyfully
*then, there are clear instructions for mixing the paints, preparing the paper, distributing the water jars, paint pots and brushes
*ah! and then comes the painting! and the color stories! and the sheer wonder of it all!
*the author adds suggestions for seasonal painting themes, how to create the stories and what their basis is, the experience of color and the moods of nature
*finally, there are even instructions for preparing plant pigments for painting and photos showing the soft, inviting colors they produce.
There is so much joy to be had here – I’ve waited for years hoping for this book to reappear. What a treasure!