Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pears in colored Pencil WIP III



I am slowly progressing on this one. I added some additional layers to the colander base using the same colors as before. I have started adding in the shadows using one layer of Cool Grey 70% (PC 1065) and one layer of Slate Grey (PC 936) so far. I then started adding some background color going over the background and beginning shadows with one layer of Putty Beige (PC 1083) and just started a second layer of Seashell Pink (PC 1093) that you can see on the right side. More to come later......... Thanks for following along.

12 comments:

debwardart said...

Excellent so far! You may find this of interest - I was just at an art show where the top winner was a C/P painting of a crumpled up tube of Crest toothpaste (I kid you not!)

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Deb! Toothpaste - lol. Maybe I should give the pears a few wrinkles.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Vicki - this is developing so beautifully and I can't imagine how long it must take to get this effect in pencils. Thanks for all the colour detail. I was always taught (and now teach) to create shadows from a layer of the opposite colour of the spectrum over the local colour of the image or for another interpretation use a blue or bluey purple glaze... but with readymade variety of grey pencils it must be different in this media. Certainly seems to work.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Joan. As for the shadows I am not qualified to give an answer except that I am just feeling my way along. If I were doing a watercolor I would do as you are saying. I will be adding some additional color (reds, greens, yellows to the shadow to liven it up)once I get the background color in. This is a learn as I go project and I am hoping for the best. Thanks for the support.

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Vicki, I have nothing but admiration for a watercolorist who can pull off colored pencil pieces. It's so different, and very tricky. I've tried it - I made a ridiculous mess of it. I'll be watching as you go along. RoseAnn

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks RoseAnn. I appreciate you watching and we will see if I can pull this one off.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I'm watching this progress, also! I also cannot imagine the patience it must take to work in colored pencils. I have an entire set of them and, after using them for two paintings, have them stored away. You encourage me to try at some point, but I have not used them enough to achieve the glow and perfection you are achieving with this one.Glazing in watercolor requires almost more patience than I have, this layering process must be grueling. Bravo for you!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Susan. Really the layering process can be relaxing but then I enjoy glazing in watercolor so I guess it just goes with my personality - lol.

Scott D. Tillett said...

This is coming along beautifully Vicki. I'll be watching this one progress. Beautiful job.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Scott! I really admire your work and appreciate you taking the time to comment here.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Looks really good. I love colored pencil too - find it relaxing. You're making a masterpiece!

Vicki Greene said...

Sandy, thank you so much. I certainly hope a masterpiece emerges.