Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just one moment

Wave I
colored pencil on Rising Museum board
8 x 8 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This is what has been on my drawing board lately. I am thinking of working in a series of sorts and have several ideas for where these could lead. At first I considered doing this kind of series on pastel board but then decided to try museum board again. I do like working on museum board with colored pencil and this will give me flexibility with sizes where pastel board is only available in limited sizes. This particular image is one I knew I could pull off on pastel board, which allows for light colors to go on over darks, but I wasn't sure I could make it work on a white paper surface. So for this piece I started with a grisaille of warm grays and then came back with color. It seems the grisaille adds a little depth to the color and helps to tie the color together in the composition. My ideas are about capturing these fleeting moments, as if I could plant a foot in time and say "now", this moment.

21 comments:

Sandy said...

WOW- a perfect moment at that!!! WOW

nanke's stuff said...

This is stunningly beautiful! nancy

Penny said...

I will add my WOW too, I try and try to do that and fail miserably.

Carol Creech said...

This is just beautiful! The waves have such movement and the colors are gorgeous.
Carol

Carol said...

So beautiful and peaceful. The foam is my favorite part.

Teresa Mallen said...

Wow Ann this will be a beautiful series. You have done an absolutely wonderful job depicting water. Rendering water intimidates a lot of folks but obviously not you! :-)

Next week during the CPSA convention, I shall be attending a workshop with Pat Averill on Unleashing the Magic of Water. Apparently we are going to be messing about with crayons, Paraffin wax, cps, using scribble strokes and a stylus as we learn how to render foam, spilling water, wet sand etc. Not my usual way of working which is why I signed up. I shall think of your lovely 'Wave' piece for inspiration!

Mary Timme said...

I think this piece is magical and just beyond words good. And I learned a new French word and what it means. How fantastic is that.

Carolina said...

Wow, your work is amazing,Ann. Now I can say that painting waves and water with cps is not impossible, I HAVE SEEN IT!

freebird said...

You captured a great moment too! I love the sunwashed water.

Jennifer Rose said...

o.0 that shine on the water is gorgeous!

Alex said...

I must say Ann, everytime I look at your artwork, something like this one... My eyes will go O.O and then my mouth goes "WOW!"
This is absolutely fantastic, and I am falling in love with this one :)

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful! You do ana amazing job with this subject.

Diahn said...

Gorgeous...I know exactly where my feet would be in this one...

Dan Kent said...

This looks so difficult to pull off. The colors are stunning. You captured what seems to be sunrise or sunset - the waves, water, wet sand, dry sand - remarkable! The mix of warm and cool color are so soothing. Beautifully done.

Jen said...

I think this is also another favorite of mine as well next to the cloud pictures!!

Revelle said...

awesome---inspiring. caught the light really well!
Revelle

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

This just feels so timeless...eternal...and lovely.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate all of your encouraging comments!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Lovely, Ann. You captured such beautiful light!

Teresa said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous!!

Tahirih said...

I love the light and colors in this! It reminds me of holidays in Maui:)

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