Monday, September 28, 2009

Pears in colored Pencil WIP IV


I cannot post the watercolor I am working on because it is for my SWAP painting so I will post the small amount of work that I have done on my colored pencil pears.  I worked on the silver base with Indigo PC901 and added a couple of layers in the interior of the colander - Indigo and Crimson Red PC924.  I have started some of the shadows on the outside of the colander with Indigo also.  You can click on the picture for a larger version.

13 comments:

shicat said...

Soft and light and fun to look at. I like the big pear in the front:)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Vicki, you have achieved some great shading on those pears. This is going to be very, very nice. I am really looking forward to seeing it finished.

Jane said...

Great work!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Shicat, Christiane & Jane. I appreciate you stopping by. Christiane I am looking forward to seeing this one finished too but there are many, many layers to go.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

This is even better in the larger version. I really love what you are getting here. Going to be quite gorgeous!

~J~

Laure Ferlita said...

Wow, this is already looking fabulous! Keep up the good work!!

Ruth said...

Vicki, This is looking incredible. When looking at this in the small version, I love the shadows, great composition and especially the lights from the colander holes making a pattern on the pear. .
Then when looking at the larger version, Wow! Your strokes/shading are so precisely, smoothly & perfectly laid in & blended. The kaleidoscope of colors that can be seen in the fruit & bowl so far are beautiful. Actually right now, the pears are more beautiful than an actual perfect pear.
Really look forward to seeing this in finished state. Ruth

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Judith, Laure and Ruth. Your comments mean so much.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Vicki, I so admire your patience with working with colored pencils! I love the immediacy of laying down colors with watercolors and even have enough patience to do glazing in watercolor, but cannot imagine how much effort all that layering and smoothing it takes to achieve the results you do with pencils. This already has such a glow and I am sure with subsequent darker layers will be magnificent.

Regarding the SWAP paintings, I decided to do something different this time and reveal my SWAP painting but not reveal for whom I did it! Kinda sneaky, but fun.

Leslie Hawes said...

Viewed large...just gorgeous! Lots of work here. I recognize it!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Susan and Leslie for taking the time to stop by and comment.

Krista Hasson said...

It is really looking great, starting to come alive with the shadows!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Krista!