Sunday, December 21, 2008
I started this piece last week and I'm really excited about working on it. We're getting a ton of snow right now but I'm happy to be housebound with my colored pencils! This piece is on a 16x16" gessoboard square with Storm Blue and White Colourfix primer mixed and applied to the surface. Like the candy apples I just finished, the colored pencil easily flakes of so I have to be very careful putting it on the surface and making sure it stays. Thus, I decided to work from the top down. The sky and ocean above the waves are done with colored pencil and solvent. The solvent helps the pencil flow more like paint. I even use my fingertip to smudge the pencil into the solvent to make it apply evenly.