Friday, August 27, 2010

Getting Started

Hey Everyone!!
Well here it is! I have wanted to start an art blog page for some time now.
I finally got the courage to sit down and just do it! :)
I want to share with you my new art work. I have started color pencil drawing
 and  pastel painting. I am still learning and exploring new techiques, while figuring
 out which  supplies work best for me. This all started when my mother came to visit.
I dug out my unused supply of colored pencils for her to use. She likes to paint and draw
 early morning outside on the porch with her morning beverage. I sat down
beside her one morning and gave colored pencils a try. Now I'm hooked!                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The first colored pencil drawing was of a red bing cherry! Whenever I want
 to get motivated I usually start with something I love! I love to paint and use red as
 much as possible. Bing cherries come easy  for me to draw. Maybe because
I've drawn so many of them by now!
_________________"Red Bing Cherry"© Artist:Barb Mason__________________
My next attempt was a little more challenging.
I started with a still life drawing of a white rose.
I wanted to make the white rose glow. I blended white, cream and yellow to soften petals.
I have not experimented with background as of yet. Keeping the background black gives
me that high contrast affect.
____________________"White Rose" © Phase I   Artist: Barb Mason____________________

With a little more confidence under my belt I completed White Rose colored pencil drawing.
This is its final stage!

 ____________________"White Rose"  Phase II  Artist: Barbara Mason____________________

1 comment:

  1. your work is awesome. an"t wait til funds allow me to purchase and post all around my home. keep up the good work. God has surely given you a gift...thanx for sharing!


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