As I mentioned I attended a Warren Taylor Workshop a week or so ago and the subject was working with water soluble crayons and pencils. To take the white off the paper, he brought several “quick starts” that we could buy to get a quick start…hmmm, quess I’m redundant! These were on half sheet Arches 140# paper. Warren used one of his own photographs to make the drawing and the only limitation he placed on their use was a prohibition on their use in competitions. I selected a large tulip that was beyond its prime (sort of like the artist). This was my first effort and has muliple layers of permanent colored pencil (used too much!), watercolor pencils and watercolor crayon. I struggled with this and finsihed it off/quieted it down/smoothed it out with regular watercolor. I added the lower leaves to the design at the last minute and I don’t think they added anything. Obviously not competition material but it was a valuable experience and I continue to learn. Onward and upward!!!!