Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Carnival Time

I just finished this for an exhibit I am going to be featured in with 3 other artists. The exhibit is called Eye Candy and will open this Saturday, April 24 at Bristol Art Gallery in Bristol, RI. I have done something similar and the gallery owner suggested I do another. Bristol is a very patriotic town and has the oldest and largest 4th of July parade in the country. I worked the drawing on 11x14" cradled gessoboard with white colourfix primer on top. I used lots of solvent with the pencil to smooth out the texture of the ground I worked on and not let white flecks of the background show through. The drawing goes right to the edges and because it is not framed, it looks exactly like this. I'm going to paint the edges white which I think will make it look very contemporary. Its fun to experiment! Difficult to keep the white around the drawing clean. I had to brush it very carefully and erase very gently.

5 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Wow! That's amazing! Beautiful! I haven't tried solvents yet, but your work makes me want to give it a try!

Teresa Mallen said...

Congratulations on the exhibit. A fabulous piece, scrumptious in fact! I especially love the rich colour underneath the apples as well as how the colour of the plate ties in with the cloth. Eye Candy indeed!!

Kathy said...

Love it!

sue said...

stunning coloured pencil work

Kendra said...

Thanks everyone. I love drawing the candy apples!