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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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Untitled Still Life

I completed another colored pencil piece Thursday, March 8. I didn't give it a name or much thought about framing, because the original has a defect in the paper that I didn't notice until this piece was nearly finished. Other than the defect that you won't find in this scan, I kind of like the piece.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Great White Heron

This outline comes from Terry Madden's Wonderful World of Watercolor: 1200 series, Volume 2, which I bought used... and, like last time, I've ignored his instructions on painting the picture... instead I did my own thing with Heron and Dragonfly (his name for the picture).

I used Derwent Inktense water-soluable colored pencils to complete the picture on a standard medium-weight drawing paper.  Until I went to do the background, I hadn't intended to use any water... but then I determined that I couldn't get the effects I wanted with dry pencils, so this background was painted over with clear water after the pencils had been applied. I also used a colorless blender on the foliage and reeds and parts of the dragonflies and the heron, which brightened some of my colors.