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

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)

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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Stages in a Mixed Media Drawing

February 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

I recently have been working with mixed media works using colored pencil and watercolor.  This first piece of a pileated woodpecker is the contour which provides the framework for my drawing.  I can’t stress enough how important this stage is in revealing your personality as an artist, demonstrating form in the subject, and laying out your composition.  I draw quite blind and by that I mean I keep my eye on the subject and let my hand become a tool of the eye. Prismacolor is one brand of colored pencil I use often.IMG_4123

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Old Man in the Eaves

February 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

Old Man in the Eaves II

A drawing from awhile ago of a sculpture on the face of Pillsbury Hall on the University of MN campus.  This is from another vantage point and is in colored pencil with Conte’ crayon on Canson paper (the rough side).

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