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Friday, January 7, 2011

Making a sketch into something more

This started out as a sketch to prepare for the previous pastel painting called "Winter Colors".  Sometimes after I finish the painting, I go back to the sketch and do more with it.  In this case, it started with pencil to block in the shapes of the leaves and the cast shadows, and then evolved into watercolor pencils ... then watercolor wash over that ... then finally, Prismacolor colored pencils layered and burnished in some areas.

3 comments:

ti-igra said...

Carolyn! You are awesome! :-)
I look and I am simply amazed!!! How much patience you have and the desire to create!
It is a wonderful sketch. It is warmer in color, but it's great, because you know how to hold color, feel it, paint with it!
You are the wonder! :))))

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The colors and shapes in this are so appealing. This is lovely, Carolyn.

Carolyn said...

Thank you Ti-Igra and Claire!