February 16, 2016 § 2 Comments
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October 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
This is the second stage of a drawing of our grandson Joe and his dog Frankie. I am using mixed media to intensify my work. This pairs colored pencil with watercolor. I am enjoying the looseness the washes add. The next stage will be the addition of colored pencil to add greater clarity. Corrections still need to be made. The composition of Joe working on a project and his Boston Terrier giving him a kiss is an unusual one.
June 8, 2014 § 4 Comments
I haven’t posted for awhile, but finally am finishing the drawing of a Pileated Woodpecker feasting on bugs from a dead tree stump. The last stage involved watercolor washes to support the line drawing or the contour. This stage shows gradations of colored pencil to provide a more subtle clarity to the picture and some pen & ink to allow for more drama. It is a riot of color now as the orange leaves swirl about the bird. I am working with this type of mixed media to spur me towards a more free approach. I still have a ways to go!! Any advise or input would be welcomed!
November 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
November 25, 2013 § 1 Comment