November 21, 2014

I decided to try and work a little bit larger.

Most of my drawings/paintings are 8x8. This one is 10x13. If it's successful, I will have to buy larger paper because currently 11x14 is the largest I have. Still working the Sparrows theme, I am amazed by how much God care...

November 13, 2014

I've been doing a lot of work this summer on birds, especially Sparrows. The sparrow isn't a brightly colored bird, in fact they are pretty ordinary.  Male House Sparrows have gray heads, white cheeks, a black bib, and rufous neck – although in cities you may see some...

October 27, 2014

I am so excited, my Mosaic of "Two Colorful Amazons" will be at the "Artists for Art's Sake Exhibition" at the  Millard Sheets Art Center in Pomona.  The exhibit runs from November 15th through December 19th 2014.  

 

The opening reception is on...

October 16, 2014

The picture on the right was taken very early in the process of layering colors and texture.  I am finding it fairly time consuming.  This is my first attempt at rendering fur. However, I do like the outcome. One of my favorite things about colored pencils is the abili...

October 10, 2014

I started work this week on some new flower images.  I decided to work in multiples this time because the colors of each Iris  are similar.

I'm doing a 5x7 and an 8x8 of a Purple Iris. I've colored in the background using the grating technique I learned in Oregon....

October 6, 2014

 

This last week I've been working on a new hummingbird drawing.  I really enjoy drawing birds.  

In this painting I have been using a technique I learned this summer at a Workshop in Springfield, Oregon.  The small grater is used to create a fine powder of Colored...

July 23, 2014

 

 

I attended a Colored Pencil Workshop in Springfield, Oregon this last July.  It was a wonderful & relaxing three days of learning. Kristy Kutch is an excellent teacher, and I really love the flowers she does.  I learned quite a few new techniques & got to experiment...

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