Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Petunia Water Color

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009

"Petunia" Watercolor

11" by 15" 140lb cold press paper

The last of this petunia series, the poor petunias have been finished by the Texas heat. Hanging baskets quickly dry up in July and August down here. I would like to work a little more realistically. Time to search for some workshops either to go to get some video demonstrations.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Maple leaf Colored Pencil

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009
"Maple Leaf" Colored Pencil
This is the second drawing I have used mineral spirits. I plan on practicing more and more with this technique. I need to find some heavier weight paper, then I used on this piece.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colored Pencil Petunias

Copyright by S. Ciaccio July 2009

"Petunia Basket" Colored Pencil
11" by 14" 80 lb paper

I used a different technique with this drawing. I have been reading "Colored Pencil Painting Bible" by Alyona Nickelsen. She suggests using a solvent to mix the layers of colored pencil together. This was my first attempt at using a solvent . It really helps blend the various layers of colors together. I plan to practice this technique more.