Falling Peonies

February 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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I haven’t posted in quite some time.  I’m afraid the the winter doldrums had set in.  So here’s a colored pencil of peonies past their prime falling over one another.

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Summer Floral

July 12, 2016 § 2 Comments

I haven’t posted in awhile; therefore I’m offering a floral from the Como Conservatory done in colored pencil

Conservatory Floral

Dragon Fruit

May 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

IMG_3796     I discovered dragon fruit at a co-op some years ago and was taken by their exotic colors, tail like growth, and their resemblance to fish.  I decided to depict them in a pastel swirling through space with their tails flowing after.

Persephone in the Eaves

April 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

Serial imagery can be created by depicting your subject withing its setting, stepping in more closely, and finally even more to examine its finer details.

 

Persephone (6)      Persephone (4)           Persephone (3)

 

 

 

Viewing One Composition from Different Perspectives

March 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

One of the most captivating aspects of serial imagery is the exploration of taking one’s story line further.  There are so many ways you can challenge yourself and your viewers.  Here I look at the same composition from a variety of vantage points. Each tells a different story.

Floral with Carved Urn (3)

By doing this, I can fully explore different relationships of color, space, and form

Floral with Carved Urn (4)

Zooming in on the underside of the urn one can better see how the flowers nestle in and are impacted by the dark hues and shadows.

Floral with Carved Urn (5)

The spatial aspects of the composition balance the clustered floral forms.

Floral with Carved Urn (6)

Stages of Edie; Colored Pencil added to Watercolor

February 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

In this last stage of the mixed media piece of Edie, I add colored pencil to the watercolor after it is thoroughly dried or I may add water soluble colored pencil while still drying. This adds vibrancy to the gradations and greater clarity and richness to the work.  Edie’s face contains a wonderful portrayal of the concept of yin and yang.  Balance and harmony is achieved as we find the lights within the dark areas and the darks with the light. What a great face!!!!

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Final stage of the Mixed Media Process; adding Colored Pencil to Watercolor

February 16, 2016 § 2 Comments

The last stage in the process of using mixed media to portray the pileated woodpecker is the addition of colored pencil to provide greater intensity and clarity.

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