Saturday, June 2, 2007

An Experiement

Hi all! I know I haven't been posting much, but that doesn't mean I'm not hard at work creating. It just means I'm not ready to share yet. Unfair, I know.

But I thought I would share this work in process which has been on the back burner for a few weeks. I am interested in learning how to do watercolor and colored pencil works on supports that don't require glass when they are framed. This is my first experiment and it is with colored pencil.

The support I am using is Ampersand Pastel Board. It is a rough support that feels a bit like sandpaper to me. Prior to this I have only worked on smooth paper. This surface has a very different feel, making it an experiment on several levels! I also have some Ampersand Clayboard to try out with my watercolors, but I'm still decided on a subject for that. In case you can't tell yet with this, I am drawing one of the daffodil pictures I took earlier this spring. Don't worry if parts of it look a little strange. I promise it will all work out in the end. You can find the value study for this drawing here.


bluelilac said...

Hi Stacy
So far it is looking good!
I look forward to seeing the finished work.
I tried a similar sandpaper surface when I did a dog portrait last december. The pencils went down nicely and I also used my conte pastel style pencils.
I can't wait to see how this finishes.
Keep finding time.
Mary Jane

Africantapestry said...

I'm also excited to see the end product...good luck

Mary said...

Stacy, this is looking wonderful already. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Stacy said...

Thanks ladies! I hope to work on this some more next week.

Robyn said...

Stacy - Delighted to see you make a start on these daffodils - I'm pulling up a chair. I've never tried coloured pencil on a rough support.