Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beach Dunes in Colored Pencil




I am working on a series of beach dunes and beach grasses in colored pencil and on cradled wood panels. The grain of the wood is showing through in some areas of the drawings adding texture. I've also left some of the wood showing in the areas of sand, the wood grain and wood surface make a nice addition to these organic types of drawings. Pictured are three, I am working on two additional all in different sizes so I can hang them together as a grouping. I'm also trying out adding lots of colors that aren't in my reference photos such as red and pink skies

I am varnishing the wood with several coats of Golden UVLS Polymer Varnish brushed on. I let each coat dry approximately 30 minutes before adding another layer of varnish.


I have work in a colored pencil exhibit titled "the Magic of Colored Pencil" on display through the month of June at Spring Bull Gallery, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Our New England Chapter of CPSA is sponsoring this exhibit which has many beautiful pieces of colored pencil artwork. I am pictured with my piece "Woman in the Window" (difficult to see because of the glare) which I am honored to say, won Best in Show in the exhibit.

4 comments:

Libby Gilpatric said...

Congratulations, Kendra! You deserve this for all your wonderful effort!

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Kendra! This is a very deserving piece - one of my favorites!

Teresa Mallen said...

Congratulations on your Best of Show!!!!

Love the sand dune pics. Even before reading the text, your red and pink skies caught my attention! :-)

Kendra said...

Thank you, Libby, Kathy and Teresa!