I had mentioned last week that I would be taking a break from blogging due to a family visit. Sadly, plans have had to change. I have a seriously ill family member and his needs must be seen to. The patient is the oil painter in the family. It's been many years since he has painted, but he is an incredibly talented painter and portraitist. It's due to him that I now own several American Artist magazines from the 1960s - they predate me!
Study in Red, 6 in x 8 in colored pencil on paper
So, this evening, without guests or hubby who is at a conference, I took advantage of the quiet and had a play around with CPs. I have been a little frustrated with CPs lately - actually more than a little frustrated. Tonight I just went for broke and tried to flesh out what's been in my mind for a while. It's a different handling of the medium for me - one I think I am much happier with. I used a hatching technique with the goal of being sketchy up close, more polished looking from farther away.