"Peony" colored Pencil Drawing 9"by 11"
Copyright by S. Ciaccio September 2010
"Pear in Basket" Pen and Ink
9" by 11" 250 GSM
My pen and ink study of the pear in a basket design This is based on an instructional DVD by Jacquelline Gnott. I found this study fun with the different textures and trying to depict lace. the studies in pencil and pen and ink really forces me to think about values and shapes. It helps me resolved problems and become familiar with the subject before interjecting color into the study.
9" by 12" 250 GSM
This is my water color study of the orange still life. I am fairly pleased with it but may go back and darken the orange a bit. I think it gets light to fast as you move up the side of the orange. Sometimes it is hard with water color to know when to stop. Many times I go to far and then you can not take it back, it is better to darken things a little at a time.
"Indian Corn" Pencil Drawing
9" by 12 " 80lb paper
I have not been able to work on my art as much as I would like lately. I did this piece before Christmas. I really enjoyed working on this still life of Indian Corn. Each piece in this series took a lot of time, but was very enjoyable to work on. I was trying to depict the different colors you find on an ear of Indian corn.