Wednesday, March 28, 2007

a moment of rest

i did this piece and submitted it to the "orchids and hydrangeas" show (curated by cynthia padilla) for powell gardens for the months of march and april.

i really stressed more over the piece than i have any other piece i've done -- probably because i promised it before it was done. that put extra pressure on me to have a product that turned out good enough to be shown instead of just enjoying working on a project!

i think i started this piece about 5 times, in different sizes and on different kinds of paper. nothing "felt' right. even the piece that i finished didn't "feel" right while i was working on it, but felt right when i was done. this was the first time i had ever used the prismacolor pencils and the first time to work on stonehenge paper. i guess i shouldn't have started 2 new processes on a piece that was promised before it was done.

this is a colored pencil piece, measuring 6" x 9", and done w/ prismacolors on natural white 90# stonehenge paper. i sprayed a light coat of clear matte sealant over the finished piece to prevent any smearing in the framing process.


Blogger austin said...

OMG!! That is awesome!! I thought, at first, I was looking at a photograph!


Sat Mar 31, 06:44:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Warren Bunch said...

The bee is so real looking. And the flower is just gorgeous! Raven loves this picture, Memaw!

Sat Mar 31, 07:04:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also feel the bee is the best part of the pic. It looks so real
mr. wonderful

Sat Mar 31, 09:04:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Marilyn said...

You certainly are talented with the colored pencils. I have them and my art doesn't begin to look like this. Superb!

Sun Apr 01, 04:46:00 PM CDT  

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