Friday, June 6, 2008

More Broadstroke CP Experiments

This post is about another experiment in handling colored pencils.

This piece is done on Stonehenge paper (5 in x 7in). First I did a wash with Light Green Acrylic Artist's Ink. I did that hoping to knock out some of the "white" of the paper. To a large degree, I believe that it worked.

Then I just marked on the paper with the sides of the CPs, in sweeping strokes of fair pressure. There are probably two or three layers of CP over the piece. From the background you can see the strokes I was making. On the lilies themselves, I pressed a bit harder, but the same motion.

It took me about an hour and a half to complete this.

Overall, I like the texture of the background and the color lay of the lilies - not necessarily together. These quick little "paintings" are about experimenting, not the finished product.

I think I will definitely try the wash again and continue with the sidestroke idea.


Ann said...

Yep. This is nice. What if you varied the color of the wash?

Rose Welty said...

Ann, yes, like an underpainting you mean? I do think that would work, I would just have to do more work to get the colors in the right spots. :D

Thanks for your help!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Interesting experiments

I think I'd encourage you to try cropping in much closer so that you slice off some of the subject - and see how that feels for you.