Friday, September 4, 2009

Yet again

At Bodie Light
Neocolor II and colored pencil
approximately 7 x 10 inches on Arches HP
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This is a view of a waterway through the marshes surrounding the Bodie Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Yet another in the experimental series I am currently obsessed with. There is much more dry colored pencil worked over the Neocolor II washes on this one than what I did with the previous piece. I am enjoying the process of allowing the work suggest what I do, as opposed to more closely following a reference. Colored pencil tends to be a very tightly controlled medium. Working this way feels like letting go of those constraints just a bit.

12 comments:

MaryO said...

You do this so beautifully, Ann! This is quite elegant.

Ellen said...

I agree with MaryO. Elegant!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I love the colors! Beautiful painting.

Leslie said...

I love this, Ann! What lovely colors!

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh very nice :) great variations of colour in the tall grasses

Connie said...

That's a long way from home! And it's beautiful. I really like the way you use the pencil over the wash.

Gary said...

I love your color.

Deborah said...

Love the lavender touches. Very calming.

kazumiwannabe said...

Lovely place, so different from where I live! As usual, love your beautiful colors! As someone said in the comments, it's veru soothing.

Alex said...

Vivid and Vibrant ^^ You've made the true beauty of nature pop right out the of the pages again Ann, and I could give you compliments again and again, but trust me, it's enough going to be enough, especially when you create masterpiece like this and shock the eyes that see it :)

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!

The Sunflower Lady said...

Again, beatiful colors! Glad you enjoyed the process! You've inspired me to get out the wc crayons and have some fun trying them out with the pencils. Thanks!

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