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Original art by Sandrine Curtiss

Blog posts January 2016

December challenge

This month, I really liked the photo, but, for some reason, the motivation wasn't there. Maybe it was the holiday stress, who knows? But I got more and more into it as I kept working on it, and I'm pleased with the result.

I recently found out that Stonehenge makes 120 lb paper. I had to give it a try. It's pretty nice, but closer to watercolor cold press paper, so not as smooth as the regular 90 lb. I had to use mineral spirit with the first layer to cover the paper better. I don't think I'll use this paper again with colored pencils, but I'll have to try it with watercolor.

So this is it; one full year of CPM challenges! I told myself I had to do it, and I did.
It's been fun, and, I must say, I learned a lot. Being used to use mostly black paper, I had to get out of my comfort zone, but I ended up trying many different pencils and papers.

Thank you Colored Pencils Magazine for helping me grow, and thank you Sally for your beautiful photos.
I don't know if I'll be able to participate in all the challenges in 2016 because I have to prepare for a show. But you never know...

Happy 2016 everyone!






Toys - 8x12" - Colored pencils - FOR SALE



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A couple of cats requests for the holidays.


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


Special request - 8x10" - Colored pencils - Not for sale

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