On May 17, 2014 Colors of Nature travelled east to visit the Rhode Island Watercolor Society in Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. They are situated in a historic building overlooking a beautiful pond in a multi-purpose park.
While we were there, we took advantage of a rare opportunity to ride on the Looff Carousel that was built in 1894. Rides were $0.25 each, so we just had to take a spin.
We presented a half hour seminar on natural watercolor paints to their members. The asked us questions, like:
- What does non-toxic mean in paint?
- Can paint be non-toxic but not earth-friendly?
- What are the plant ingredients you use?
- Are your pigments opaque or transparent?
- Why are pigments like cadmium problematic?
- Is your paint lightfast?
Members were then invited to try out our watercolors. We also established an affiliate program with their society. Their members get a discount whenever they purchase from our online store and a percentage is donated back to their watercolor society.
Colors of Nature provided a Baker's Dozen as one of their door prizes to support the work they are doing. The winner of the door prize was artist and Rhode Island Watercolor Society Member L. Estrella. Congratulations! We can't wait to see what you do with your prize.