Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another quick pic

I took another quick pic hoping I get one without the flash in the middle... BUT... now the colors are not correct. Well... it shows progress.

I am using a new paper for the first time, new to me that is, 11"x14" Stonehenge paper. It comes in individual sheets of various sizes and colors or in pads. This is from a pad I ordered online. The surface is similar to velum and it takes layer after layer of colored pencil. I love the way it feels to draw on it. It is so smooth. The drawing itself is about 8"x8".

Update: Maple Leaves


It's coming along, slowly! This is just a quick pic I took after working on it this morning. Too bad the flash is reflected right in the middle of it. But the colors are very true to the painting, so I wanted to show it here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Maple Leaves continued

This is the current status of the maple leaves drawing. Again the colors are not completely correct, but close. I am working on it a small section at a time. I found that for this particular drawing it is the best approach.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Last project of 2007

"My Favorite Medium" 2007
approx 5" x6"
colored pencil on Canson paper

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Maple Leaves

Using a window as a light box I transferred the outlines of the leaves to a piece of vellum. I then added the "pink" grid to help me with the location of colors and shadows. If you look at the larger image you see that the lines are quite confusing. This morning I shaded the areas that are supposed to be the background. Since the background will be the darkest color it will be the first in the drawing.

My next drawing

I fell in love with the colors in this photo and the photographer graciously gave me permission to attempt a drawing of it. If you click on the title of this post it will take you to her photo web site and the original image. And while you are there, check out her photos of the Canadian countryside she calls home and her little dog "Abby".


This lady is also remarkable poet. Fran's poetry is witty and full of everyday life and emotions. Here is a link to her poetry and more of her beautiful photography - Stewed Oysters.