This student used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils with Prismacolor Pencils. The Polychromos are oil based and have a harder point so they help push the pencil into the grooves of the surface.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
I taught a 2-day colored pencil workshop at Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Barnstable, Massachusetts. After an introduction to working with colored pencils: materials and techniques, students worked on small still life drawings to get used to the medium. One the second day we worked the sunflower drawing with colored pencil on UArt 800 sanded paper. I wanted students to become familiar with colored pencil drawing on sanded paper and how it differs from non-sanded (traditional) papers.
Small class and still paying attention to Covid social distancing but it was really fun to be able to work together in person!
Friday, July 23, 2021
I taught a really fun altered book workshop at Warwick Center for the Arts in Warwick, Rhode Island. Students brought books and ideas to the workshop and I helped them create a piece of art from an old book. There was lots of cutting and gluing all day! We also had visitors in the Art Center to look at the Altered Paper, Prints and Books exhibit that coincided with the workshop.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
I have an Ocean Racing & Offshore Yachts book that someone gave me and had an idea to recreate a similar book sculpture I created a few years ago. I hand colored that other book sculpture with watercolors and later wished I had let it remain the natural whites of the pages. I created this piece with sculptures cut and folded from the pages in this book. Wow! It really is fun when I get going and good use for old books and old plastic drinking straws so they don't end up in the ocean!
I am part of an Altered Paper, Prints and Books exhibit that opens June 23rd, 2021 at Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, Rhode Island. The exhibit runs through July 24th with an opening reception on July 1st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Here are a few of my altered books.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Cape Cod Art Center on Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15, 2021. This will be an all level workshop, I can work with each student to their ability. We will work from still life set ups and continue on from there depending on what students would like to learn.
For more information go to CCAC link: https://capecodartcenter.org/classes-workshops/aug-14-15-colored-pencil-drawing-with-kendra-ferreira/
Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
|Creating image transfer in just black and white, experimenting with pattern.|
|Here is one of the forms I use to press into the clay to create the dish/tray form.|
|Lemon drawing just after being transferred. I still need to clean up edges.|
|Image has just been transferred on the clay. This is going to be a little octopus dish after I press it into the form.|
|Here I am working on a clay form, this is a container I handbuilt from coils and added image transfers of the nautilis shells on the three sides.|
|On this platter I decided to get more illustrative with the sea coral and shells.|
Friday, April 9, 2021
Here is my most recent drawing, I chose to draw colorful candy apples because I love bright colors especially reds! I worked on Strathmore 500 illustration board using Prismacolor and Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils. The drawing is 15x15" and I use my own photo reference. I make lots of candy apples and then photograph them for later use. I would prefer to draw from life but they begin to melt and change color and texture rather quickly. So ... we eat them instead! Feel free to ask questions or comment!
|Here are just some of the colored pencils I used. Notice the candy apple surfaces don't look smooth. The texture of the paper is showing though the pencil.|
|In this photo, I used the small bristle brush to burnish color into the paper and create the smooth surface in the apples. I also used the white colored pencil to burnish the light reflected areas by applying white on top of color.|
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
|Drawing on paper with the underglaze.|
|Finished turtle dish|
|Transferring the (underglaze and colored slip) drawing from the newsprint onto the clay|
|Finished lobster dish after being kiln fired. Colors aren't perfect, the white slip is varied in thickness which makes it more interesting.|
|New dish in progress and before kiln firing. Cleaning up edges next.|
|Little fish dish, the only piece that has come out perfectly formed and painted! Wow! |
But I'm still learning.
|Little octopus dish in the making|
|Pot and saucer I made for my orchid with a ginko leaf design.|
|Round fish dish with a crack! But still fun to display or use.|