I recently picked up a set of Caran d’Ache water-soluble artist crayons , and let me tell you, they are a joy. Abstract work has really been helping me to clear my head lately. Kinda like a spring cleaning and reorganization. Except, with fun and color! They don’t claim to be art, but they are in my art journal, and it’s been so much fun to just sit down and play with art supplies and color.
Here’s a photo before adding water to liquefy them (ok, I’d added water to some of the yellow and orange before remembering to snap the photo):
There were lots of stages in between that I was having too much fun to stop and photograph….but here is the final:
Aren’t they so vibrant and amazing? They turn to liquid butter after hitting them with water, and it doesn’t take much effort at all to see no lines at all from the initial color lay-down. This piece was brought to you primarily by those Neocolor II crayons, a bit of acrylic paint, bit of watercolor pigment…..and water. Just like magic. I really enjoyed making this one. And I hope you enjoy the view. I highly recommend those babies! (And, not to be an enabler, but Blick has free shipping on orders of $59+ through today.)
I wish you and yours a blissful and serene late August Sunday. Peace.