Monday, October 11, 2010

a recliner in the park

Another outdoor excursion, trying to figure out colored pencil technique.

Illegal dumping in the park... now immortalized in art.

There was probably more to this tree at one time but it must have gotten knocked off in a storm.

Sunset over tree tops.

Post in water.

Colored pencils have a bit too much texture for my taste, and what a hassle when you have to fill in a large area!  However, you don't need to water them.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

bee on a flower

I've been reading a book on Monet and how he liked to paint en plein air, outdoors, rather than in the studio. No paint here but I had these colored pencils sitting around and took them to the lake to see what i could do.  The results were pretty lame. This is the only one I dare show.

I'm not color whiz.  At my old job in corporate video I went thru about a year of doing everything in shades of gray just to see if anyone would notice or care.  Nope.