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on: January 17, 2018, 05:58:16 AM
A friend loaned me an 84-piece set of Caran D'Arche Water-soluable wax pastels to test.

I did this 5" x 7 " painting of Laie Point (about a mile from my house) in less than an hour using them.  The colors are intense and they are not messy to use.


Best part was having 84 colors so I did not have to mix anything.  I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper (90 lb) . It did not buckle when I put a wet brush over the colors.

I am pleased with them, but not sure I would use them enough to pay the price (between $250-$350 depending on where you buy them - 84 piece set).

Your thoughts?

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Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:52:04 PM
I am quite intrigued by them. I think they would be quick and easy to use en plein air. I think if you want to experiment further I'd buy just a few colours and see how it goes.

I think you have some nice water effects there.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 04:08:00 PM
Thanks, Val.  Yes, I too, felt the water looked good.

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Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 04:22:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Mea and I should imagine for that price that the pastels should be great. I like the sound of vibrancy so would like to know more if you experiment with them .... not that I could afford those prices but it would be interesting to learn about them.


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Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 11:06:14 PM
Thanks, Patricia.

After seeing what I did with the wax pastels, my friend is thinking she might want to give them a try.  Oh, dear, I may have to return them.

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Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 11:52:40 PM
Perhaps she might be willing to share and experiment along with you.....  :heeha:


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Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 12:35:43 AM
Oh, yes, she is a dear friend and we would do it together.

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Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 03:46:55 PM
That's wonderful Mea. Hopefully I'll be able to share with someone in person in the not too distant future.  :heeha:      :yippee:


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Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 05:01:57 PM
No sure what you meant by that, Val??   Do you have a special announcement to make??

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Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 03:19:23 AM
Wow Mea, I've never heard of these.  Seem like the pastel version of watercolor pencils.  Nice vibrancy.


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Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 04:34:30 AM
Yes, Lynn, they do seem like watercolor pencils except they look like little kids crayons.

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Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 02:10:47 PM
Interesting Medium, Mea! Did you try using this again?
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Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 05:05:23 PM
Gita,

I've been trying to decide what to do today while I watch my Patriots play in the football championship playoff game leading up to the Super Bowl.  So, I will use the Caran D'Arche wax pastels to paint my favorite subject - Chinaman's Hat.

I've painted and drawn it in so many different media so many times that I  should be able to watch football and paint it easily.

Will post it after the game.   Thanks for inspiring me.

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Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 05:39:27 PM
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Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 05:51:00 PM
👀 forward!
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