Sunday, 2 August 2009

Waterlily WIP 1


8" x 7" Coloured Pencil on Rose Grey Colorfix sanded paper.
I took many photos of the waterlilies at Waterperry Gardens during my rain-soaked visit there - hence the water droplets, yes that's what those little blobs are meant to be! I'm using Prismacolor and Derwent Coloursoft pencils again. The pinks are HotPink, Pink (Prisma) and Bright Pink, Pink and Soft Pink (Coloursoft) so far. Other colours I've used are Bright Purple, Cranberry, Petrel Grey, Mid Grey, Grey Green (Coloursoft) and Magenta, Cool Greys, Black Grape, Celadon Green, Limepeel, Yellow Chartreuse and White (Prisma). I may add in other colours, if they seem appropriate, as I go along.
Photographs are inclined to not pick up accurately many of the subtle colours we see in nature and we have to rely, quite often, on our memory of what we saw. I want to try and capture the murky, dark, greeny grey colours of the pond water I actually saw when I was there. This shouldn't be difficult, in theory, given the wide range of pencil colours I have at my disposal! We'll see.

3 comments:

Pauline said...

This is looking lovely Janet, can't wait to see it finished.

Chrissy said...

Lovely start, your flowers have a lovely soft petal quality - beuatiful. Look forward to seeing the next stage :D

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Pauline and Chrissy, your comments are much appreciated and spur me on.

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