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Friday, February 05, 2016

Colored Pencil Blues Sketch

Colored pencils are not my favorite.  They take so much "coloring" that I get bored.  This sketch took twice as long as the pastel from yesterday and is half as colorful.  My good friend, Regina (Regina Burchett www.reginaburchett.com) likes to work with colored pencils.  She says it is calming and soothing.  What do you think?

Scavenger Hunt 438 is well underway.    http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1397875
This Hunt run through February 9.

Number 11, Flower and Number 12, leaf.

It is hard to believe that this geranium is still blooming through the winter out on the porch.  We have had several frosty mornings.  It was around 40 this morning.  It is tough.  It made it through the summer of 2014 with no watering for a couple of months other than the bit of rain we had.  I left it sitting near Gene's shed.  This last summer our friend "T" took it home with her and planted it in the pot and gave it tender love and care.  Maybe that is why it is hanging on.

Tonight is First Friday.  It is cooler today, probably because we want to go out and walk around downtown, right?  It is also our friend's, Mike Henderson's, birthday.  I hope he can go with us and celebrate a bit.

It is also the birthday eve of our son Larry.  Larry is the caboose and hard to believe he will be forty years old.  Yikes!  He is working tomorrow with a photo shoot somewhere so we will celebrate on Monday.  http://www.larrycastillophotography.com/

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Added Feb 6:

Good resources for colored pencil:
Nicole Caulfield  http://nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/
She has lots of instruction in her blog, framing without glass, and a free ebook on doing portraits if you scroll down on the home page.

Leslie Hawes
http://www.lesliehawes.com/art/
Amazing and has a "how to" category on her sidebar.

3 comments:

Bag Blog said...

My students love using colored pencils, so I have been using them lots too. Most of my students do not color well - not well enough to blend the the colors. It takes time and patience. Very relaxing, if you are in to that sort of thang.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, check out http://nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/ for excellent advice on colored pencil. She even does them on Pastelbord and finishes where you can frame them without glass. She has a free e-book that is excellent scroll down on her home page, Oct 11,2014.

http://nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/2011/01/framing-colored-pencil-without-glass.html

She hasn't been blogging recently but has much, much info in her archives......

Jo Castillo said...

Also Leslie Hawes
http://www.lesliehawes.com/art/

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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