Wednesday, December 14, 2011


 After posting this piece a few days ago, I was asked by Revelle of Image Maker to post a few detail, close up images. I know I always want to see art works up close and am often disappointed when artists keep their images too small to enlarge on blogs. You can click on the images here to see them even bigger if you like. Above is from the lower left where the water is splashing on the rocks.

This is from the center, where the water is rushing down between the rocks. I used my erasers to lift pigment for the white areas, and colored back into places to define the darker shapes. I used both kneaded eraser and a white plastic eraser stick.
In my previous post I had also asked for ideas for a title. You all gave me wonderful suggestions that inspired me to think more about the energy and movement. Which led me to Water Dance for its title.
Water Dance
colored pencil on Rising Museum Board
7.5 x 9.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
I have also added a page to this blog, Works in Series. Here I have put together my recent colored pencil pieces into two series, Finding Water, and Shaped By Water. To me, they all seem to make much more sense when seen together.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love all the colours in the water :D

Revelle Taillon said...

This is fantastic and I love the title! Way to go!

conservativelybohemian said...

You have so beautifully captured the rainbow shimmers above the water on sunny days, Ann. I so admire your skill and your joy in nature. I think we share that!

Cathy Holtom said...

You've got the splashes and shimmers perfectly, the title goes well too!

Deborah said...

WOW WOW Did I say WOW! This is so incredibly good. Your blog is just so inspiring Ann and I love the way you handle those colored pencils.

kazumiwannabe said...

It's a fantastic piece. The colors are so beautiful, and there's an incredible mouvement and energy in it. It's great to be able to see the details too, quite fascinating to see small parts and then the effect in full size!

Krista said...

Simply STUNNING, all the detail that is in this piece. I can only imagine the level of concentration and probably peaceful feelings you must feel while working on it. Beautiful!


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