Monday 22 December 2014

Still life in coloured pencils

This is my latest, just completed. I don't usually do still life's, but I enjoyed the challenge. I have titled it 'Red' for obvious reasons, The idea originally was to do 4 pictures, using all white, all blue, all green and this one, not sure that this idea will go forward. My history of following through with series has not been good up till now.

Pencils: Prismacolour
Paper: Fabrianno Artistico 300 HP
Size: Approx. 20" x 9"


  1. Wow, there's lots and lots to explore in this Bev! It's so rich in colour and texture that it keeps the eye moving throughout the composition. I agree that it would make an interesting series. I can't even imagine how you would do an "all white" one in coloured pencils, but I've seen you give lots of depth and richness to white fur so I know you can pull it off expertly.

    1. Thank you Laurene. I have long been wanting to do an all white something, the challenge is really appealing. White is never white and I love trying to see what other colours I can see in white, flowers, or other objects. You have inspired me to go for it. Another project for the new year.
      Have a very happy Christmas!

  2. I'm looking forward to it!
    Merry Christmas to you too Bev!


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