Friday, July 25, 2008

Morning has broken. . .

Dawn
colored pencil on pastel board
8 x 10 inches

©2008 Ann Thompson Nemcosky

I believe this is now finished. I actually completed working on it last night but was too pooped to scan and post. Must be one of the quickest colored pencil drawings of this size I have done to date. I feel more energized about my work now. I do think all that experimentation with various media these past few months has paid off in that I approached this piece with a clearer objective of what I wanted to do and how I would accomplish that. The only major change I made from what I started with was to change the title of this piece. It is 'dawn' here, not 'before dawn' as I had previously had it titled. Oh well. I can be known to be indecisive at times.

29 comments:

Mindy said...

this is so beautiful! I've struggled capturing water in any form so I'm really impressed. My hubby commented that he liked the colors!

Spinneretta said...

I think it is stunning... I love the colours especially.

Carol said...

It's so serene. I like your color choices also. Gosh, I can't believe how real it looks. Just Beautiful.

Deb said...

It's incredibly beautiful, Ann. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Rose Welty said...

Ann, that was very quick - and that is a large CP size! Well done. I'm glad that the experimenting is paying off.

Carol said...

Lovely!

Lisalou said...

Wow! I usually don't care for watercolor pencil.You made me change my mind. Do some more!
Lisa

Stephanie said...

your color penchil ocean at dawn is Lovely! As others have said the colors are super. I also like the shallow water going over the beach. I have a long way to go and many more experienced artists to keep looking to for inspiration and advice! Please keep sharing!

Margaret Ann said...

Absolutely dreamy...Love it....Also thanks for the WIP's really interesting! :)

Shirley said...

And I thought it looked done last week! Spectacular! Thanks for sharing it again.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Beautiful!!
So, so beautiful. :)

Viane said...

Fantastic drawing! I couldn't believe at first that it was done with colored pencils. I would frame it and hang it in my home!

Luba said...

Lovely colors!

purplepaint said...

This is amazing! I thought it was a photo when I first looked at it! Beautiful! Thanks for your wonderful comments on my spoons. :D Marva

freebird said...

Very pretty. Gazing at this picture could restore my serenity. It shows so much hope in the day to come!

Kunstrxns said...

Just lovely


Sharon

artsyfran said...

This is stunning. I have been watching you work through this on your blog, and I thought it was a photo the first time I saw it. You're extremely talented!

Barbara said...

This is just absolutely spectacular! The water is actually moving, slowly and rhythmically, right in front on me. The colors are perfect too.

Deborah Ross said...

This is gorgeous! The colors work so well together that it actually looks like a photo.
I also work on pastelbord.

genxsters said...

Another beautiful work. This is stunning.

Mary Rogers said...

Beautiful!

kazumiwannabe said...

It's wonderful. Exactly as beautiful and soothing as the real thing!

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Your choices here in subject matter, composition, color and media combined with your skill have rendered a piece that is not only lovely, but draws you in. Great work!

The Happy Painter said...

Just stunning!!! I can't beleive that this was done with pencil. Wow.

Ann said...

Wow. You all are so kind! I really appreciate everyone stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments!

laureline said...

Wonderful job! You've really captured the soft colors of dawn at the edge of the sea.

June said...

I think this is just beautiful!

quirkyartist said...

These are ALL beautiful. It makes me want to go right dwon there, right now.

matillyrose said...

This is wonderful. I feel so peaceful when I look at this picture.

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