Saturday, October 27, 2007

At The Water's Edge, a Work In Progress

I know, I know, I have been slack about posting here lately. But not without good reason. After our little beach break we were with house guests for a few days.

Just to show that I have been working, however slowly, I thought I'd post what I am working on now, as is, in progress. This drawing is 6 x 6 inches on pastel board. I began with an underpainting using Neocolor II watersoluble crayons and have now begun working my way from the top left corner outward using colored pencils. I am finding that I really like the strong intensity of color the Neocolors provide for an underpainting. And that when coming back over with the colored pencils, which are somewhat translucent, the colors seem to sing. I am having fun with this little piece. I intend to do a small series of these, what I am calling 'macro-landscapes'.

At The Water's Edge, WIP copyright 2007 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky


BMoon said...

Welcome to our EDM group, loads of fun and inspiration. Love your autumn leaves here all stacked warmly together. Look forward to seeing more of your art.

Linda said...

Welcome to EDM! This is an amazing piece -- I love the idea of using the neocolors as an underpainting for colored pencil. It certainly seems to give the work a real punch! Great idea for a series, too.

Ann said...

Thank you bmoon and Linda! I appreciate you both stopping by and taking a look. I've been busy checking out all the great work from the EDM group, it is already so inspiring to me seeing this great community of artists!

mrana said...

This is truly beautiful, Ann. I'm going to have to get my hands on those Neocolor crayons! Shame I can't have your talent along with them!

Ann said...

Thanks mrana! I took a peek at your webpage and and you have incredible artwork there! You probably will like Neocolors as much as I do.


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