Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Colored Pencil Rescue

Colored pencils over watercolor.
A study in color value and textures that is a bit less intimidating 
to the young student than paint.

I loved using colored pencils in middle school projects.
With so little time in between classes, they were quick set up and clean up.
But beyond my prepped example, I never gave myself the time I needed to try them myself.

Enter a thought to be previously lost painting.

"Rhodedendron" (section)
Colored Pencil over Watercolor
14" x 20" 

I have not used colored pencil in a very long time.
In this case I am sketching over an old watercolor painting that just wasn't working for me,
spending time emphasising textures and pumping up color.
You can see I am also hatching over a section with a lighter value.
I was not sure how this would look but I'm liking it so far.

This is only part of the entire painting which measures 14" x 18".

I'll reveal the rest over the next two days as I finish each section.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful texture with the colored pencil. It is a wonderful way to experiment different techniques. I also really enjoyed the marble paper paintings! Your experience with all of these materials is amazing!


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