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Monday, February 27, 2012

Trees in colored pencil

For a change of pace, I decided to draw some trees in colored pencil. I started out with a sketch on Canson Mi-Tienes drawing paper. Wonderful surface to draw on. The slowly I have been adding color. Threw my back out yesterday so I may not finish this for a few more days. I like the way it's coming along!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Artist Drawing Materials Workshop

Artist Drawing Media Workshops
at Seacoast Artists Association
225 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8856  •  www.seacoastartist.org

Have you wanted to try out different drawing media before you decide to purchase them? Have you hesitated because you weren’t sure you would like it? Here is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some of the finest artists materials and supports (drawing surfaces) and get your hands dirty before you commit to what you’d like to try out next.

We’ll explore these mediums: Drawing pencils: 8H to 8B, Coptic markers, Staedtler Pigment liner pens, Crowquill pen, Noodlers fountain pen, conte crayons, charcoal: hard, vine & white compressed, oil pastels, hard & soft pastels, colored pencil, Aquaflow brushes for coloring waterproof ink sketches

And these supports: Strathmore Bristol Board (vellum & plate), Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Papers in various colors, Rising Museum Board (100% cotton), Strathmore Charcoal paper in various colors (100% cotton fiber), Stonehenge Paper (100% cotton fiber). Golden Acrylic Pumice Gel & Golden Acrylic Molding Paste, both used to create a textured surface for pastels, charcoal and conte crayon.

WORKSHOP DATES: Workshop will be held on two different dates: Tuesday, March 6th and April 3rd, 2012, 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Cost is $50.00 plus a $10.00 materials fee for each workshop.
10% of the tuition goes to the Seacoast Artist Association Scholarship Fund.

For more information and to hold a spot: email Revelle at rtaillon@comcast.net.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Finished this today for my hubby! Our anniversary is tomorrow! I'll post a video if I can figure out how too. Now I have to figure out where I can hang it so the cats won't play with it and tear it down!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Valentine's Day artwork

I created this small piece for my husband for our 12th Anniversary, which is Valentine's Day. Each year I make him some "heart" based artwork, a different medium each year. So this year, I'm doing 12 hearts as a mobile. Hope I can get it to balance! If anyone has any tips to make that happen, let me know. I'm thinking of using driftwood for the top, and fishing line to connect the pieces. This is on mat board, gessoed and stamped with acrylics, then I drilled holes into it to attached an antique pull and a couple dice turned to 12!


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