Annie and Clare Beginning to Play

March 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

This next work in the three drawing series of Annie and Clare shows the girls beginning to be roused to play.  When seen with the other two drawings, this piece reveals a sequence in their movements.

Annie and Clare Beginning to Play

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Series of Annie and Clare

March 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is the first in a series of three drawings showing my grand daughter Annie and her friend Clare in a sequence of motion.  It reveals their movements in a playground drum sitting still and contemplating action to beginning to rouse to full out play.

Annie and Clare Thinking About Playing

Annie and Clare Contemplating Play

 

 

 

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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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Stages of Edie; Adding Watercolor to the Contour

February 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

The next stages of the drawing of Edie involves adding watercolor to the colored pencil contour.  For this piece, I used a 280-300 lb Fabriano hotpress watercolor paper that does not move when moistened and provides smooth washes.

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Stages of Edie

February 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is a series of drawings revealing the stages in a mixed media process using colored pencil and watercolor.  It is of a wonderful dog Edie,whose face reveals such emotion.  The first is the contour demonstrating the light source to show form, the composition, and my personality highlighted by drawing quite blindly and keeping my eye on the subject.

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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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Second Stage Using Mixed media of Colored pencil and Watercolo

February 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

The next stage is the addition of watercolor to the contour.  Windsor&Newton is a brand I highly recommend.IMG_4201

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