Sunday, September 16, 2007

Penciled Peppers, 3 views

Penciled Peppers 1, 4x6, watercolor pencil on Canson 140#
Penciled Peppers 2 and 3, 2.5 x 3.5 (ACEO), watercolor pencil on Canson 140#
I stumbled on a great deal at the outlet store -- a set of 24 Derwent watercolor pencils for a pittance. Here is a 4x6 pencil painting of three peppers, drawn from life. (And they were tasty, too.) I also did two small ACEO-sized pencil paintings of the peppers, from different angles.
Lessons learned:
1. Painting from life is easier than painting from the imagination.
2. Painting with pencils is a layering process and takes a long time.

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