Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Colored Pencil: one of my cherry series

This is my first post to this blog. I'm learning as I go. I've uploaded this image called "Cherries on China". It won second prize at a recent gallery exhibit at Gallery 297 in Bristol, RI, titled "Seeing Red".

"Cherries on China" done on rag illustration board with colored pencil. I used solvent to dissolve the colored pencil on the dark areas of the plate, the background and on the cherries themselves. While the solvent is still wet, I work into the areas with colored pencil which melts into the area like paint. I really enjoy this new technique. I think my recent oil painting classes have attributed to this style of colored pencil!

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Congratulations on 2nd Place! This piece is beautiful. I'll be checking in often.

hbedrosian said...

Beautiful piece, and congratulations on the award! I'm already subscribing to this blog.

Cindy said...

Yea! A well-deserved award....really beautiful piece.

I'll be around often!

Kendra said...

Thank everyone for their kind comments!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Good luck with the new blog Kendra - and I'll be back to see what you're getting up to!