Monday, June 22, 2009

Sun, sun, sun

Sunflower
watercolor pencil
6 x 8 inches on cold press
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Here it comes. Although a day late, Happy Summer Solstice! It is a gorgeous summer day here and in celebration of the summer sun I thought I'd share this sunny flower with you all. This was another exercise for the watercolor pencil class. The class has two more lessons (weeks) and I will be sorry to see it end. I have been having a blast experimenting with this media and see many possibilities for incorporating watercolor pencil with my colored pencil work. But taking a course of this type does require a good deal of time. So not only have I slowed down on posting here but I have been neglecting my blogger friends as well. For that I appreciate your patience and plan to get back into the rhythm of things very soon.

17 comments:

suzan Q said...

Hi Ann,
I found all your posts are amazing..and I liked them
well done!

Carol said...

This is beautiful Ann. I have been a little leary of on line classes, but after see your progression in this medium, I am definitely going to take one.
I love your A little Monet-ish too!!!

marancat said...

Nice one!

Carol Creech said...

This is beautiful, Ann! I love the vibrant colors and the effect you get with the watercolor pencil (details and washes, both). I haven't been paying attention, but it sounds like your class has been an online one? If you have any older post on that or can send me info on that, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Carol

Teresa Mallen said...

Lovely composition and you have used some of my favourite colours. And yes, it is hard to keep up on our fellow bloggers...especially those folks that post so often! :-)

Mary Timme said...

It turned very hot here. We'd been so cool and very humid, but now it is drying out more and usually when summer hits it is with a big punch.

I love the sunflowers. I love doing things like a class or workshop now and then. It is great fun and jars me out of rut.

Teresa said...

Beautifully bright and very "watercolorish"!

P.S. I'll be in your neck of the woods this coming weekend (Boone). Are your works in any galleries/stores up that way?

Florence's Art said...

Beautiful. I really like your use of contrasting colors.

Dan Kent said...

Very nice! Love the composition and the bright colors, the shadowing on the pedals so wonderfully done - the flower has such depth. I'm a bit amazed at the washes in the background - from watercolor pencil?

Rita said...

Lovely! You're very talented! :)

Carolina said...

Hi Ann!
You're improving at the speed of light with wc pencils! Your last posts are very beautiful: your rendering of sea water, your "water lilies"... and this one! Simply beautiful paintings... congratulations.
Best regards,
Carolina

Alex said...

This is mind-blowing Ann! The petals are so vividly done, and the depth of the drawing is brought out by the perfectly executed shadows :)
Thanks for your previous comments again. I'm still working on another drawing of me and Tanna ^^ we'll see how many will get rejected.

JJ said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!
Dan, I should have explained, the background was with washes made from neocolor II crayons, one of the techniques taught in the class :-)

Tom@PFD said...

I realy enjoyed looking at your blog this morning

Leigh said...

This is stunning. All your work from class in wonderful.

Barbara Weeks said...

Great color!

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