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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?

aloha

mea

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Anything Arty / Re: Mea Attempts to Paint Like Van Gogh
« Last post by mea hamo pena on Today at 09:46:09 PM »
Thanks, Zilpa, Bill, and Val for your comments on the crumpled paper version.  I did give it a few more tweaks and am more satisfied with it now.

Val, I like the wax pastels, mainly because the set has 84 colors and they are not messy to use.

aloha

mea
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Anything Arty / Re: Mea Attempts to Paint Like Van Gogh
« Last post by mea hamo pena on Today at 09:42:35 PM »
Here's what I have been leading up to - using Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night sky over Hawaii landmarks. Here's my first - over Diamond Head. I kept it simple by doing a Line and Wash.


Your thoughts?

aloha

mea
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Mixed Bag / Re: Cyclopedia of Painting
« Last post by Annie. on Today at 09:42:00 PM »
Ah, 10K !  Got it.

Good luck, like real estates and art... the price is whatever a buyer is wiling to pay for.
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Selling your Paintings / Re: Mea's Art on Display
« Last post by linley.plester on Today at 04:31:32 PM »
Isn't is always the way... you stop hoarding paper/ bottles/ plastic tubs and you either bin them or give them away and within 5 minutes you NEED them yourself. :2funny: :2funny: Never mind, I'm sure more will come your way....
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About Me / Re: Jumping in the deep end
« Last post by Win on Today at 04:28:35 PM »
Welcome Brolocks  :welcome:
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About Me / Re: PJ's Adventures....
« Last post by linley.plester on Today at 04:27:58 PM »
OK... this sounds exciting.... we are are all waiting..... (I need an impatient emoji, tapping one finger)....
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Hints and Tips / Re: Copying drawing using a light box.
« Last post by TeresaM on Today at 04:05:19 PM »
Hi Val yes mine does have they flexible arm so can move it around easily
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Oil Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Maryna's Flower series
« Last post by TeresaM on Today at 04:03:23 PM »
Beautiful paintings  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Anything Arty / Re: Encaustic Art
« Last post by TeresaM on Today at 04:01:22 PM »
Great work so far you do have a steady hand :clap:
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