Aug 30

4 Types of Edges You Can Draw Freehand

One of the key factors to creating artwork in any medium and of any subject is varying the type and style of edges. Sharp, crisp edges move forward visually. Softer edges move into the background visually.

Aug 23

New Standardbred Colored Pencil Project

New colored pencil project. Standardbred mare, Keyanna Rose. Vignette style head study.

Aug 16

Featured Art – After The Bath

Original oil painting of horses in a landscape. 5×7, framed, for sale – $375.

Aug 09

County Fair Week

The Harvey County Fair got under way Saturday, August 2. I spent part of the day at the fair, assisting with check-in for Open Class drawings and paintings of all types from artists of all ages. It was uplifting and encouraging to see so many kids bringing in work. One woman who teaches in the …

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Aug 02

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 8, Finishing Layers

The portrait of Katy is just about complete. Today, we’ll put the finishing touches on it. If you’ve missed any of the previous installments or if you would like a review, here are the links. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark Green Step 4: Black Grape Step 5: Dark Umber …

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Jul 28

Colored Pencil Magazine, August 2014 Issue

I’m delighted to announce that the August 2014 issue of The Colored Pencil Magazine is ready for you! The theme for this issue is all things western.

Jul 26

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 7, Adding Black

The portrait of Katy is just about complete. Today, I’m adding black to my palette and working on getting the portrait ready for the final details. If you’ve missed any of the previous installments or if you would like a review, here are the links. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: …

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Jul 19

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 6 Indigo Blue & Dark Umber

Thank you for joining me again. The portrait of this black Bouvier is coming along very nicely. The color is beginning to take shape. Here are the links to the previous steps, if you’ve missed them or would like a review. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark Green Step 4: …

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Jul 12

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 5 Dark Umber

Welcome back! We’re at the fifth step in this Bouvier portrait. I’m using colored pencils with a layering technique that builds black one color at a time. We’re about half way through the process. If you’ve missed the previous steps, here are the links. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark …

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Jul 05

Colored Pencil Bouvier Portrait – Step 4 Black Grape

Welcome back to this step-by-step demonstration highlighting the layering process with colored pencil. If you’re joining us for the first time today, here are the links for the first three posts. Step 1: Indigo Blue Step 2: Dark Brown Step 3: Dark Green As mentioned in previous posts, I’m using Prismacolor Premier pencils unless otherwise …

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