Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 1, 6" x 6", watercolor crayon, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 1, 6″ x 6″, watercolor crayon, 2016

Recently I decided to try out some watercolor crayons I’d bought for my grandchildren.  I had in mind to use some bold colors and make a really bright and cheery mushroom. Mushroom 1 above is the result. It looks kind of like a child’s drawing which could be the result of making art with children – or – it could be the medium.

So for Mushroom 2 below, I tried using local color for a more natural look but I didn’t like the texture created by the watercolor crayons on the rough paper.

Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 2, 6" x 6", watercolor, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 2, 6″ x 6″, watercolor, 2016

Both of these paintings were done from the same mushroom photo which I found on a copyright free site called Pixabay. I highly recommend it as a resource for images.