Colored Pencil

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Drawing, Winter 2015 Preview Video

The winter 2015 issue of Drawing focuses on two related themes: color and nature. We look at how several artists are using colored pencil to create luminous, chromatic, convincingly rendered images. We also look at the work of artists past and present  who set out to draw subjects from the natural world or who...

My dog Brandy in colored pencil.  It feels like yesterday...

The Art of Preserving Your Memories

Art is much more than a pretty picture framed and hanging on the wall. I love the comment that “Good art doesn’t match your couch!” That's so true, for art goes much further than a mere decoration. Art is a statement. It tells us what to feel. It evokes something emotional for the viewer....

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Handmade Gifts of Art

It started as a simple colored pencil demo on how to make shiny, brightly colored items. Jelly beans seemed the perfect subject, so I started the drawing, just for fun, and just for a demo piece. I never expected it to amount to much, other than a good lesson on colored pencil. In my...

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Colored Pencil Bliss

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a five-day seminar on “The Joys of Colored Pencil.” While that may have been the topic of the class, the true joy came to me through the wonderful group of people I had attending. It was an incredible experience.