Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Please Pass the Pepper

Yellow Pepper
colored pencil on Stonehenge paper
approx 5" x 6"
copyright Stacy L Rowan 2007
This is a colored pencil piece that I just finished. Well, I'm not actually sure it is finished. I did this drawing as a fun, practice piece since I haven't worked a whole lot in colored pencil. The reference was posted as a monthly challenge in the Wet Canvas colored pencil forum. I was attracted to the reference and thought it would provide good practice for color layering.
Since I didn't intend for this to be a finished piece, I'm not sure I will take the time to add in a background. On the other hand, I do quite like the way it turned out, so I might. Decisions, decisions...

This is my second pepper piece. I did a watecolor painting a while ago of a bowl of red peppers from my uncle's garden. My mom has questioned whether I have some strange addicition to peppers. I wouldn't call it an addiction, I just find peppers interesting to draw and paint. I like their interesting shape and shiny surface. Plus they come in so many different colors.

I also find that pears are an interesting subject. I have two drawings of pears. And flowers, I've painted lots of flowers. Old stone buildings appeal to me too. Isn't it interesting that most people have a few subjects that they come back to time and time again. I'd like to know what subjects show up frequently in other people's work. If you're interested in sharing, post a comment. In the meantime I'll be off working on my watercolor of an old stone building.


Regula Scheifele said...

I watched this come together on WC but didn't comment I guess. Love how you kept going and it turned out to be a great pepper - sooo.. what about red and green peppers? Or a chili? (With or without chocolate!)

I like to work on series of a subject. Or rather I intend to do a series, then I don't find the time to work on it, another idea for a painting comes along, or I get bored with what I'm doing and there goes my series... ,-)

At the moment I'm proud to have an ongoing 'Coffee & Sweets' series, I started a Veggies & Fruits series (so to say) and I definitely will be doing some portraits soon... So... I trying to think of a subject I DON'T want to paint... hmmm...

take care,

bluelilac said...

Stacy - WOW! I love your pepper. It is exquisite and I think it is outstanding. It is so beautiful just to look at it is a gift.

WOW,WOW,WOW! You have such a gift for the coloured pencils. Go Girl!

I am so glad you posted it today.


MrsSnowy said...

You have every reason to be pleased with this one Stacy! It's beautiful - leaps off the page. Looks like you have lots of experience with coloured pencils. I'd keep going.
I love old stone buildings as well, I'm still searching for the best way to represent them. Looking forward to your watercolour.

Stacy said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments!

Amira, your coffee and sweet series is great. And I know what you mean about trying to find something you don't want to draw. My list of things I want to draw is so long, I'll have to live to be at least 200 to complete it!

Blue, you are too sweet! I'm going to try to choose my next cp project today.

Robyn, I don't really have alot of experience with cps, but I really enjoyed working with them. I'm hoping to finish the watercolor of the stone building today so I can start a new cp project.

Thanks again for your lovely comments!