Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I didn't have time to get to the park to paint more wildflowers yesterday, so I just plunked myself down in the front yard and sketched the mushrooms that have sprouted in this wet spring. (Alas, no edible morels, though!)
I'm gearing up to teach a new watercolor pencil class online so doing some new work with watercolor pencils and crayons.
This was ink and Lyra Aquacolors, mostly, which I use like big sticks of watercolor pigment--and of course that's what they ARE. I paint directly from the tip, lifting color with a wet brush and, as you can see, using the lid for a mixing palette.
I've got a few other crayons in there, and generally make my own custom "set" since there are colors I want and some I don't...