Inwha & Shira a creative mother and daughter duo study art with me. They worked on these delightful oil pastel resists in response to the snowy winter we're experiencing.
First they drew heavily with oil pastels on watercolor paper, and then applied watercolor over the colored lines. The watercolors find their way to any uncolored patches of paper, and allow the oil pastels to pop through the paint.
We added salt to areas of wet paint to achieve the effect of random "snowy" patterns. Another technique we experimented with was spraying clear water into wet paint for additional beautiful patterns.