Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Taking Classes

Last week I had the privilege of teaching at the MAD Painting Conference in the Poconos. Since my classes were on Wednesday and Friday, I took advantage of some of my uncommitted time to take a couple of classes from other teachers. Both of the classes I took were in colored pencil. It is a good idea to see what other people are doing and maybe pick up a few new ideas and tips.

Rose Hips, Kelly Hoernig

At the Beach, Laurie McKenzie

Monday, April 14, 2008

A work in Progress

Here is another new pencil project. It is not quite finished. I still need to anchor it and decide about a background.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Pencil Project

This weekend I attended a local painting retreat. While I was attending to the make-it-take-it table (I was the MITI Chair), I had plenty of time to play with my colored pencils. Here is one of the projects I worked on. It is painted (colored pencil projects are called paintings) on suede mat board.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Playing with Pencils

I am having a wonderful time playing with my colored pencils. Pencils are such a portable medium. You don't need a lot of extra paraphernalia, they aren't messy, and you can stop and start without worrying about what is going to happen to your paint, your piece, your brushes while you are away from your project. Here are a couple of pencil projects.

Fruit Still Life (Colored Pencil on card stock)

Strawberry Patch (Colored Pencil on Papier Mache Box)