Monday, April 14, 2014

The "Water Soluble" Series

Wow, what a big week last week.  Thank you so much to everyone who entered my "Watercolor Pencils" online workshop giveaway.  It was an exciting response and I am super excited for the class in September.

The four winners so far are:

Debbie Buchanan
Michelle Weatherson
Michele Oliver
Janine Parr Heifetz

All the winners have been contacted, but if you haven't emailed me yet, please do so to confirm your registration.

There are still 2 more places left to giveaway.  If you'd like to be in the running to win, you have all next week to link up to "Friday Sketches".  Click here to enter. I'll be announcing the two winners on Friday.

So, working in pencils all week had me yearning for my other water soluble medium as well.  Specifically my pastels.  I do a lot of work in these mediums and I especially love the water soluble wax pastels.  My brand of choice, of course is the Caran d'Ache Neocolor II's.  

These are luscious little cream sticks of brilliant, buttery color.  They're great for quick color studies, and like watercolor pencils, are easy to transport and are a must-have, no-mess tool in your sketch kit.

"Watercolor Pencils" is part of my larger offering called "The Water Soluble Series".  This is a series of online classes and workshops that explore water soluble mediums in all their glory.  "Watercolor Pencils" is the first, next up is "Pastel & Crayon".  

"Pastel & Crayon" will be exploring everything from water soluble wax pastels, soft pastels, pastel mediums, and all forms of water soluble crayons.

Although this, and the other classes in the series are still sometime away, I have been getting lots of questions about what will be included in the series.  So far, I have a line up of five classes, each focusing on a different water soluble medium.  

"Watercolor Pencils" is the only class available for registration as yet, but the others will be rolling out in the near future.

The line up of classes in "The Water Soluble Series" include:

"Pastel & Crayon"
"Paint & Pigment"
"Marker & Ink"
"Graphite & Charcoal"

Stay tuned for more information on these classes.  And if you'd like to know more about "Watercolor Pencils", or would like to take advantage of the early bird special currently available.  Please click here.

This sketchbook page of garlic was done using Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Water Soluble Wax Pastels and Sumi Ink.

Thanks for checking in. xx