I Blog about creating Fine Art, using Colored Pencils and also Oil Paints. Working in the studio as well as "En Plein Air", (In the Open Air). Come in and join the fun! My colored pencil work requires 20-25 layers of artist quality pencils. Trying to foster respect for artists who choose a nonstandard media is challenging. I hope this blog will show Colored Pencil deserves the respect from collectors and galleries as a fine art medium.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wine By Candelight - New Painting For New Kent Winery Exhibit
Today I'm posting a newly finished colored pencil piece painted onto a gallery wrapped hardboard support by Ampersand that I primed with Colorfix sanded surface primer. The photo reference is from a set up I did in my kitchen. This wine themed piece is the first in a new Wine series I'm doing for several fall art shows coming up. Some of the exhibits are at wineries and or wine festivals. The first is this weekend (Sept. 18th) for the Central VA Classic Car Show at New Kent Winery, in New Kent, VA. My husbands antique 53' MGTD isn't yet ready for the show but this piece is.
The surface of this board was primed with gesso by the factory, and to be used for acrylic or oil, but I lightly sand the top and sides then primed it again with the Colorfix Fine Tooth primer in the color Soft Umber. This primer seems to be a little rougher than the bluish grey I have of the same type. I did not render the sides of the gallery wrap hardboard style, the gesso color I used as the background of the table surface shows thru (so it coordinates). Followed by my usual coats of fixative and then 6-8 coats UV varnish to finish the piece. So all I have to do is attach the hanging wires and it's all set to go to the show. Now to finish 2 other framing jobs before the show.
I've just come back from a Plein Air painting weekend at The Peaks Of Otter Lodge, here in VA so I hope to scan and post some of my pastel studies I completed from that event soon. Then use a few of these studies to create some studio works for a show in Roanoke next year. So much to do, so little time. So everyone get creating!
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