Saturday, January 24, 2009


Sound (study)
4.5 x 6.5 inches
colored pencil on paper
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This is a study for a possible larger work, to perhaps become a series of pieces. I did this one on the back side of Fabranio 140lb hot press. I was trying to avoid the texture on the front of the paper by drawing on the back, but the texture is still visible anyway. Some things about this paper really appeal to me but because I am considering a series I want to be sure I will be satisfied with the surface for the duration.

I am eagerly awaiting an order of museum board, as I am going to give that a try too. One of my favorite colored pencil artists, Bet Borgeson, recommends Rising Museum Board in her book, Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner. In the end I may go back to Stonehenge, but I have to try them all out first, just to be sure. I always do have a heck of a time making decisions. Hubby says it's fun to watch me try though.


MILLY said...

You have such a delicate way with the coloured pencils. I like seeing the texture of the paper showing through.
It was seeing your amazing pencil Clementine and your post that inspired me to try the virtual Sketch date, so thank you for that.

Mary Timme said...

I love this rendering. A series sounds great too! I always say it is good I don't work in a series. Too much of the same thing twice (yes I know a series is technically not the same) and I'm a screaming idiot! I love looking at series, but not working in them.

Teresa Mallen said...

A lovely study Ann. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the Rising Museum Board. Isn't it fun to give a new surface a try?! :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

great colours in the water and you did a wonderful job with the grass textures :D

freebird said...

This is another pretty drawing. It would be nice to see this with what you consider the finished product as this sure looks finished to me.

twincedar said...

Beautiful work! Nice to find another artist/blogger from NC!

Spinneretta said...

Personally I think it is part of being a serious artist that you HAVE to try ALL available paper and media ;) Or at least the ones you like, right? :D

Anonymous said...

That would make a wonderful series. You're so good with landscapes like this, it'd be nice to see a sequence. Beautiful.

Ana Tirolese said...

This is so beautiful. You did a fabulous job.


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