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Blog posts February 2016

Experiment

February 20, 2016

A few months ago, I bought a couple of sheets of wood paper (I think it's birch). I decided to try them out, and I used my Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils, as well as my Lyra pencils. They both work very nicely on wood.

The wood paper I used is smoother than the regular paper I use (Stonehenge), yet, it holds many layers. It works great with both solvent and a colorless blender. The only difference is the direction of the wood grain/veins. The little crevaces can be annoying sometimes. Because of this texture, it's definitely different than with paper, but because the pencils feel very smooth on the wood, it's very enjoyable.

 

Plumeria 21 - 8.5x11" - Colored pencils on wood paper - SOLD

 

 

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A few ACEOs

February 20, 2016

I tried to draw a few ACEOs, but again, I've been very busing preparing for the show. I also did a custom portrait for a client.

 

Fox 7 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

Fox 6 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

Special order - 5x7" - Colored Pencils - NOT FOR SALE

 

Sphynx 5 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

Boston Terrier 6 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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Monthly challenge

February 20, 2016

I hadn't planned on doing this month's Colored Pencils Magazine challenge as I'm busy preparing for my art show next week. But once again, I couldn't resist Sally Roberton's beautiful photo. So I gave it a shot, and decided I will include this drawing in my show.
I used the Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils, which are oil based and similar to the Polychromos. It's the first time I do a piece entirely with them. They have a nice variety of colors, keep a sharp tip for a long time, and blend very well. I like them a lot; it was a real pleasure to work with them.

 

Birds - 8x12" - Colored pencils - SOLD

 

 

 

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Resolutions

February 20, 2016

Each year, I like to give myself a new art challenge. Last year, I decided to participate in every Colored Pencil Magazine challenges, 12 in total. It was fun and I learned a lot. The year before, I participated in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and later on, I did a 30 ACEOs in 30 days challenge, too.

This year, I won't do anything so stressful, but I've decided I had to finish all the paintings I started over the years and never finished. By December, I want my "unfinished" pile to be gone.

January started very well. I finished these two:

 

Moose - 11x14" - Soft pastels - NOT FOR SALE

 

Hibiscus - 6x12" - Oil on canvas - SOLD

 

 

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Great news!

February 20, 2016

In March, I'll be having a show at the Ethel M. Weymouth gallery! I've been busy drawing for the show, but soon, I'll be listing animals and other art for sale.

 

 

 

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