Wednesday, November 25, 2009


This is just a little drawing that I had fun with. The candies were subject matter for two of my colored pencil classes. The paper is Fabriano Tiziano, the color is felt gray. The paper has a bit of a lined texture and is a nice surface to work on. My scanner added some red/purple to the gray of the paper so its not exactly correct. I started this drawing by laying in all the white highlights of the cellophane wrappers. Next I worked on the darkest areas of the cellophane in Periwinkle. The candies came next. The whites of the candies couldn't be white because then the highlights on the cellophane wouldn't show so I used Cream and Cloud Blue. The colored swirls are different shades of the local colors. This was fun, this could be a series.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Providence Art Club Little Picture Show

Providence Art Club's holiday Little Picture Show opens tomorrow, Sunday, December 22 with opening reception 12-4 p.m. The gallery will be open Mondays-Wednesday & Fridays 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays 12-6 p.m. and weekends 12-4 p.m. View hundreds of small pieces of artwork by members all priced at $250 or less. This is a nice opportunity to buy some great art. I am showing my orchid colored pencil pieces.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Shells are Finished

I had fun with this piece but the sanded surface made the whole piece come out a little more textured than I anticipated so I am trying another similar piece, this time on RTistx board. This one will kind of be my study for the next drawing which is larger. This one is hanging in a gallery and I always like hearing the comments from people. So far so good!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuscany Farmhouse

I've completed one of the pastels I started in Tuscany. The bottom photo shows my view and my watercolor underpainting. I use Wallis paper mounted on museum board so it doesn't warp when I apply the washes. When that dries, I apply the pastel. This is a simple farmhouse in the country, the field in front is growing grapes for a local winery. I was enticed by the rows leading up and down the hill as well as the tall cypress trees. I also love the warm stone colors of the buildings and tile roofs. They lend themselves to such bright color. One finished .... four more to go!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

American Artists Professional League Exhibit

"Judy's Glass #2" will be shown at
American Artists Professional League
81st Grand National Exhibition
November 3rd - 13th
Salmagundi Club