Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's been awhile

Well, it's been quite a while since either one of us has been on the blog. I've peeked occasionally but haven't had time to do much else. We've had a lot going on recently both in business and personally. I just this minute finished uploading my entry to the CPSA show. I finished the painting yesterday and the deadline for entry is tomorrow. I really wanted to get it in though. Since I'll be teaching at the convention this year I figured I'd better enter. If I miraculously get in it'll be fun to see the piece hanging in Seattle. There's so many great people working in colored pencil now that it gets harder every year to get into the show.

The piece above isn't quite finished yet. It's at that stage where you have to put it away for awhile and look at it with new eyes before making any more decisions. This one is on a wood panel. I normally work on canvas so this felt a little different - haven't decided if that's a good different or not. I really like the feel of the brush against the canvas bounce. Anyway, this one has crumpled tissue paper collaged for texture on part of it and sand texture gel for the other part. It was fun flowing color on the wrinkled paper and seeing the pattern emerge.

Back to the studio for me. There's some new stuff brewing, we'll keep you updated as things happen.