Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Few More Strokes

A little bit closer to being done...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Moving Along

I've spent some time on the music man, trying to get him finished. Even just a little here and there makes a difference. I'm beginning to wonder about the background--or the lack of one. Will he stand out enough on his own? Hummm, not a very clear picture...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

By Whatever Name

For the last couple of days I've been playing around with Ester Roi's technique of heat applied to colored pencil. Since I can't afford an Icarus board right now, I have a makeshift one. I am experimenting with colored pencil right now but intend to try some mixed media next. I was pleasantly surprised that the heat really does soften the pigment and blends well. In this first effort, however, I was fighting the paper as what I used had a definite texture to it and it was difficult to fill in all the hills and valleys. So, I'm going to move on to the next subject and let this one be. Any guesses as to what this is?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Orange Study

Taking some time to play with an orange on mi tientes paper. I have never really liked this paper but started using it when I took the Linda Hardy workshop. I have since found that it takes more pencil than I originally thought, a LOT more layers than I thought! So, I'll be trying it some more. The orange looks a bit more like a peeled pumpkin, don't you think?????