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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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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Using the White of the Page

January 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

2013-10-07 134101_18One of the characteristics I love about watercolor is the need to reserve the white of the page for your lighter areas.  It reminds us to incorporate white into our gradation spectrum and creates purity within the composition.

Joe and Frankie

November 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

One last view of the drawing of Joe and his Boston Terrier, Frankie as a pup.  I’ve been working on revisions and at some point I have to say I’m done!!

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Final Version of the Drawing of Joe and Frankie

October 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Nearing the final stages of the mixed media drawing of our grandson Joe and his Boston Terrier Frankie.  I had originally thought it would be watercolor with colored pencil, however I found pastel provided the drama and abstractions where needed.  The pose was a difficult one and  I was very unsure of it.  However, time and the light play over the subjects led to subtle nuances which added to the story line. Plus I enjoy this tender moment in Joe’s relationship with Frankie.

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