Sunday, April 5, 2009

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure
colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

I have had this on my drawing board for at least two months and am calling it finished. It's done with Faber-Castell Polychromos on Stonehenge. It is a view looking South from the Moses Cone Manor off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bass Lake is seen in the distance. It's a beautiful spot if you ever have a chance to travel there.

I had a heck of a time getting the colors accurate photographing this image but this is pretty close to the original drawing. Adjustments in Photoshop didn't help a whole lot. I do much better with smaller pieces that I can fit onto my scanner. Working this size on paper also presented other challenges for me. Like how long it took me to complete it. I admire those artists who work much larger than this with colored pencil on paper and love the look they achieve. One of these days I'll attempt another like this. But I think I'll return to using sanded supports for a while.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Excellent landscape drawing! :)

Rhonda Bartoe Tucker said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Ann! One of the reasons I gave up colored pencil was because it took so long!! Your patience shows...I love the play of light and shadow in this...nicely done! deni........;)

Teresa Mallen said...

Lovely use of colour Ann and goodness, what a beautiful view to capture!

Mary Timme said...

I have no idea what sanded supports are. Should I?

Whatever they are it is a lovely, serene type of landscape and I like it.

freebird said...

I think you did a great job. You showed the individualness of the trees which is terrific. I would think 11x14 is really big for colored pencil. Some people must have a lot of patience if they go even bigger.

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