Monday, April 14, 2008

Marsh Morning in Early Spring

Marsh Morning in Early Spring
14 x 11 inches
colored pencils on pastel board
copyright 2008 by Ann Thompson Nemcosky


I'm not sure about the title for this one. I usually prefer shorter titles for my pieces. Some combination of this descriptive title will probably be what I eventually end up with though. This is the largest colored pencil piece I have done so the size was somewhat of a challenge. I experimented with using Derwent's Inktense watercolor pencils as an underpainting, washed with water, then when dry used dry Coloursoft colored pencils on top. This process worked great. I was very happy with the saturated colors the Intense watercolor pencils provided for the underpainting and the Coloursofts felt very easy to apply over top. And yes, this is another from our trip to Edisto Island last month. I am planning a series inspired by that place. I took so many photos while there I have plenty of ideas to keep me busy for quite a while yet!

10 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Ann, this is lovely! You've found your way with the pastelbord and the CPs.

Lin said...

STUNNING work, Ann! Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh Ann......the colors are wonderful!! I still don't really understand "underpainting" very well....next time you do this, will you post a pic of the underpainting?? I LOVE my inktense pencils and would like to try your method as well. All your art from your vacation are sooooooo lovely...deni.......;)

Just because said...

When I came to your blog to see your latest work, I thought your colored pencil drawing was a photo. Dang... takes my breath away.

Mark

SCquiltaddict said...

I love salt marshes in the low country...great job..

Lynn said...

Wow, this is simply beautiful. Your explanation of your technique was very interesting, too.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Just beautiful Ann :) love all the colours in this one

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!
and Deni, I will. It may be a little while before I do another piece on pastel board, but I'll make it a work-in-progress series.
I appreciate everyone stopping by and all your kind comments:)

Sherry said...

Your painting is just lovely. It captures the feeling of early spring perfectly.

Laurie said...

I love this picture, the colors are so rich and yummy! Lovely.

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