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.
I remove most all of my work (except a few pieces) and hang an example of the work they have done in my classes during the previous year (2016). It's such a great pleasure to see their work hanging together opening night! Some are artists of other media and so many of them have not had the opportunity to see their work hang in a gallery setting. The smiles and excitement is contagious.
Some work on paper surfaces, pastel hardboard, suede mat board, Mylar and much more. An example of one of my colored pencil pieces on travertine tile sets on a tabletop easel. Showcasing the many surfaces colored pencil is appropriate for helps to educate the public on it's use as a fine art media.
Helping students find skills and hopefully their voice and style within this media often brings me back to why I choose colored pencil as my favorite media. They never cease to tickle me when the light goes off of understanding or they amaze themselves and what they have created.
Enjoy the gallery below of a few of my students and their exhibiting work.
Some could not attend the opening but 17 student's work is represented in my show.
The show will continue to hang thru Feb. 17th.
Some of the paintings are in their own private collection and some is offered for sale.
I wish you could have seen some of the Christmas presents they gave as gifts this year, most could not hang in the show.
Let's just say there were some very lucky gifts received by new collectors of their work.
Check back here to see what's on the easel & happy creating!