Leaded Seascape in Colored Pencil 8×10

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Another drawing my my “Leaded” series, this seascape is a tribute to the first, and only, stained glass window I ever made. Rather than making the leading silver, I have chosen to use black. Why? To give a nod to another of my hobbies – quilting! Unfortunately I have yet to make a stained glass quilt, but I love how they look; very reminiscent of Amish quilts with their black accents throughout. This drawing is done on 100 lb. 9″ x 12″ paper. The drawing itself is 8″ x 10″ with a generous boarder ready for your mat and frame.  $40

You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Leaded Seascape in Colored Pencil 8×10

Peek of Spring in Colored Pencil 5×7

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Can’t get enough of nature’s beauty? This lovely painting of a delicately blooming flower will help keep you satisfied all year long! Done on 100 pound paper in colored pencil with a mineral spirit wash. Finished piece is 5″ x 7″ with an ample border for your mat and frame.  $20

You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Peek of Spring in Colored Pencil 5×7

Stained Glass Windows

When I was 17, a very long time ago, I took an extension course at the local university to learn how to make stained glass windows. I loved everything about it – the brilliant colors of the glass, putting the pieces together, soldering the lead. Well, I could have lived without the cuts I got, but everything else was great! When I recently made my Leaded Mountains piece in colored pencil I was reminded of those days and how much I enjoyed myself. I’m currently working on another leaded drawing. This one is very similar to the project I made in that class so long ago, but without the sharp edges. I can’t wait for you to see it when it’s done!

 

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Before The First Snow Colored Pencil Landscape 5X7

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Autumn is my favorite time of year. In this meadow landscape I have tried to capture a few things that I love about fall. Come with me and visit a meadow stream before the first snow of the year arrives.  This original landscape is done in colored pencil on 100 pound paper. The finished size is 5″ x 7″ with an ample border for easy matting and framing. $20

You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Before The First Snow Colored Pencil Landscape 5×7

Experimenting

I’ve been working on some landscapes. Well, experimenting with them would be more accurate. I’ve been concentrating on using colored pencils for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that they are much more convenient for me to use – no prep time and no clean up which is very handy when caregiving. I’ll be adding mineral spirits to my arsenal tomorrow and see how that will affect my drawings. I can’t wait to give it a try. I’m also working on incorporating the tooth of the paper (the paper’s texture) into the finished piece of art. I love the soft look I can get with that. I’m looking forward to sharing some new pieces in the days to come!

Blue Mountains in the Mist in Colored Pencil 8×10

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Blue Mountains in the Mist in Colored Pencil 8×10. Shades of blue dominate this mountain landscape, whisking you away to a misty mountain morning. This drawing is done on 100 lb. 9″ x 12″ paper. The drawing itself is 8″ x 10″ and ready for your mat and frame.  $40.

You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Blue Mountains in the Mist in Colored Pencil 8×10

 

Geometric Patchwork Kitty in Colored Pencil

This is the first in a series celebrating my love of quilting, sewing, and other needle arts – things to which I was introduced at a very young age.  This kitty was born out of a very fond memory of a variety of patchwork cats I had made quite a few years ago. But rather than coming to life in fabric, this kitty is drawn in colored pencil on 100 lb. paper.  The uncropped piece is 6″ x 9″. I have left an ample border around the drawing so it can be matted and framed with ease. The cropped image size is 5″ x 7 15/16″.  $20

You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Geometric Patchwork Kitty in Colored Pencil