Image: 9”x12” mixed media/coloured pencil on 90lb watercolour paper, using coloured pencil, watersoluble pencil, watercolour, acrylic gel medium and fine sand.
As I’ve said, I had a great deal of trouble this spring making the transition from concentrating on printmaking back to my coloured pencil work—art is NOT like riding a bicycle. But the green disaster is behind me, and here is another piece belatedly finished (I prefer to work within the seasons). Once again, no green used in this picture, honest. A variety of yellows and blues make for a more nuanced green; mostly lemon yellow, peacock blue, and electric blue in Prismacolor. Gosh, I hope they never discontinue electric blue.
Detail, for texture.
This one goes with themes I explored in Real Alchemy, being that chlorophyll has, over a scale of millennia accomplished the most significant atmospheric change for this planet. Of course, our lust for fossil fuels is putting homo sapiens into a good position for ‘runner up’.
Maybe all of it surfaced this spring, walking through rain dampened woods beneath silvered skies. The greens of spring had such a glow and depth to them. Blog watchers will probably even be familiar with this scene, as I’ve tackled it in various smaller formats on a number of occasions. In particular, this is from Glen Major Tract, along it’s southern edge. Recommended hiking territory, by the way. I think I’m done with it now.
And on to summer.
PS. Summer being full on, I’ve been doing summer things, like visiting, swimming, and enjoying the woods, so I’m a bit behind on blogging, both visiting yours and posting to mine. Enjoy the summer, all.