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This blog is here, so I may as well use it to display the art pieces I create. More than four years after I started, my main medium is still graphite and colored pencil, but I am also now experimenting with watercolor paints. Such pieces as I deem worthy will be displayed here, however, after posting the few back-dated pieces, my postings may not be too regular. I've been known to destroy unfinished pieces I do not like or to just not finish those pieces and move on to something else.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Roses of Happiness

These roses were done from a Drawspace lesson, except, of course, I went for color instead of just graphite.

11X15 - Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Derwent Inktense water-soluable color pencils and about 2 months off and on of my time - first with an 8b graphite pencil on cheap paper and then the colored pencils on better paper.

Okay, I'll admit it. The framing and signature you see here were done digitally; although the original sketch does bear my real signature...  And I can see now that I didn't do such a great job of cleaning up this scan... but oh well. The original hangs in my livingroom, a gift to my beloved husband, and that original does look better than the scan.

Roses of Happiness