Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I finally got to my favorite part-the dogs. Even with trying to get all the legs and tails in that are hanging below her arm, it is fun to draw in these little faces.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The background on a piece this size takes the majority of the time and this one has a large area of background. I concentrate very hard on keeping my pencil work even and a continuing flow of color coming from my pencil. The first layer on the background took an hour and then another hour to work on the face and hair.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
colored pencil work in progress
My husband and I went to a "Docks Dog" event at Lake Marburg outside of Hanover and I took lots of photos of dogs and people. I was really intrigued with a couple that came to the edge of the lake with 8 dogs. The man walked 3 yellow labs on leashes and a mastif. The girl carried 3 chihuahuas and 1 dachshund. Another man with them had a professional looking camera and was taking their picture. Since I had a zoom lens on my camera, I could get a few shots from where I was sitting. When I saw this shot when I loaded on my computer, I had to do it in colored pencils. This is a shot when I first started the lake in the background and I will continue to post a shot after each hour of work.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I love carnival glass and I remembered that my mom use to make orange juice in this carnival glass pitcher when we were kids. I know own the pitcher and decided to use it as a subject for this colored pencil painting. This is one of my entries to the juried show in York.