Thursday, February 19, 2015

Newport Art Museum Class in Colored Pencil

Just a quick note to say my colored pencil drawing class starting Friday, February 20 9:30 am -12:30 pm (tomorrow) will be running. There are only three students signed up and space for more if any local prospective students are reading this! Here is a link to Newport Art Museum Coleman Center for more information.

The class runs for 5 weeks, Feb 20 - March 20: Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Cost is $140/members and $165/non members.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Colored Pencil Work

On my drawing table, or rather on the kitchen table. I have been working on this new drawing of rocks and shells on the beach while spending time in Florida away from the cold. The piece is 14x18" on Stonehenge drawing paper. I started by laying in the sand and the shadows beneath the rocks. Sand is more difficult than I thought, I've layered many colors in an attempt to capture the colors and textures of the sand. I'm keeping the layers light because when I put colors and values on the rocks, I know I will have to adjust the values of the sand and shadows.

I am working rock by rock! It takes time and patience. I'm drawing in the marks on the rocks and then surface colors and textures. I keep adjusting sand, shadow and rocks themselves as I go along.