New art supplies
Finally got some of those color sticks! I have a hard time calling them crayons damnit, it reminds me of kindergarten! Anyway, for giggles I picked up my phone and looked up ‘water soluble crayons’ on Dick Blick, then I compared it to Amazon and for less than a dollar more I could get it delivered with our Amazon prime (how did we ever live without it?!). I decided on the Lyra Aquacolor sticks – based on the great reviews. I shop at Blick’s a lot, this was just one of those times that I wanted supplies in a hurry and since I just placed an order with Blick last week I didn’t want to have to pay shipping AGAIN…
Anyway, I was so surprised to get a package (actually 2) today – the Lyra Water Soluble Crayons came in TODAY, that’s amazing!
But wait, there’s more..
Another package came today – it was the Dick Blick order from last week! BONUS!
Normally I get Fredrix brand stretched canvas, but last week I had to order more insert pages for a presentation case and saw that they had a great sale on their in-house canvases. When I say great, I do mean great! I haven’t painted on them yet, so I can’t speak for the texture/feel, though they are 10oz primed, the edges are square (mitered) and they seem taut (nothing a little water on the back won’t fix if they were loose) and apparently these are hand splined. The reviews are positive – these get 4.5 stars, check them out here if you want.
Anyway, anyone else have experience with these canvases or the Lyra Aquacolors? What do you think of them? I could post an update once I’ve been using them a bit, if anyone is interested.
Bye for now – Paint on!