Transparent water colors are put up in boxes containing nine colors,

and as you reduce them in the proportion of one part of color to eight

of water, a single box will last a long time. They can be bought of

almost any dealer in artist's materials, and are designated as

Florentine, Egyptian, Grecian, and by other names. Care should be used

in procuring those which are pure and fresh. The colors are yellow,

blue, rose, violet, magenta, flesh, brown, gold and black. The labels

on the bottles give directions for mixing.