Water-soluble mediums are my favorite. I'm not sure exactly why, perhaps it's the delicacy of them, or the way they morph and change with water.
Sometimes when I am void of energy and don't have the capacity to get out my paints, I like to grab my little tin of Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Water-Soluble Wax Pastels and just scribble in my art journal. These pastels are a favorite of mine. I love the density and opacity of the color and the excitement of color as they melt with water.
I love being able to run the stick over my page and let the colors just bounce around, then I love to push them and agitate them with water to see different blending patterns and colors emerge.
Drawing simple subjects like tulips is a wonderful way to experiment with color and vibrancy. Mixing colors directly on the page, both wet and dry is great practice.
This tulip was done in my Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series Sketchbook. It is beautiful white smooth paper, perfect for simple layers and light washes. I use it a lot for sketching and drawing.
I am in the process of building my "Wet Pastel Workshop" online class, but due to my current transition from the USA to Australia, it's one of the many projects that has been put on hold for now. Nonetheless, I am excited about it's progress and hope to have it up and running some time next year, so stay tuned.
Thanks for checking in. xx