Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Still drawing

Huckleberry Trail
4.5 x 6.5 inches
colored pencil on paper
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
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I can't stop doing these small studies. This view is from an old photo I took years ago while on one of our hikes. That is Bass Lake in the distance. And there were huckleberries growing somewhere along this trail. I was pleased with this one so I decided to add it to my sales blog. I used Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils on Strathmore 5oo Bristol Board.
I had been using colored pencil on pastel board for so long I found I actually missed drawing on paper. I missed the process and the way the drawing looks when finished. Oh, I still love working on pastel board. Just needed a change of pace for a while, I suppose.

13 comments:

winna said...

very beautifully done!

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful color blends! :)

bubblemunch said...

It's lovely. So soft and subtle. Love the complimentary colours.

rachelhoward said...

Hello! [stomps snow off shoes] Can I pop in and warm up for a minute? I brought you some leftover casserole, shouldn't take long in the oven. :-) (you did say you wanted visitors!)

Well that's a lovely warm picture considering you're stuck in because of the weather. I do love your work, it's immensely soft and calming to look at.

Ana Tirolese said...

Oh My! This is GORGEOUS! Wow! This is absolutely amazing work, and on such a small scale! I love your style. Stunning.

Mary Timme said...

If this were higher it would look like the hanging lakes we have here. They are such gems, these small inland lakes and teeming with life.

I agree that all the comments before are right on. And I also love the size. Tiny but fun.

freebird said...

Pleased with this one? Like the others you've done recently aren't just as nice?

Teresa said...

Love the colors and sense of depth!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

just beautiful as always

Jennifer Rose said...

oh please don't ever stop, your studies are wonderful to look at! :D you have such gorgeous various colours here

Teresa Mallen said...

Beautiful Ann! Such an inviting scene...and I know what you mean about missing a surface. Whenever I have been working on Pastelbord or sanded papers, I really love getting back to my beloved Stonehenge.

Spinneretta said...

Lovely- very inspirational, makes me want to draw small too!

Ann said...

Thank you everyone! You all are so kind and encouraging.
Rachel, the casserole is perfect! I'll put on some tea and we have Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Hope you dressed warmly it's still well below freezing here!

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