New Work

Every colored pencil artist knows this feeling: A fist bursting full of colored pencils!  
CP artists  are usually detail oriented, organized and a bit uptight.  I love using colored pencils, but tend to not be as organized as my fellow cp artists.  My pencils get all mixed up, and I only organize them according to color when I have to teach a class, or if things have gotten so out of hand (pun intended) that I cannot locate the colors I need to use!  The piece featured in today's post started out as a symbolic self portrait but I am calling it The Mighty Colored Pencil!
Here are some images of this picture as it developed.
22" x 15" Fabriano Artistico Paper, Prismacolor Pencils


Summer Art

Summer means freedom to have fun! I finished my teaching duties, and I am spending the rest of the summer working on art projects of my choice! I taught a wonderful group of students who were new to colored pencil in a 2 day workshop sponsored by Ann Arbor Community Education. This fall I will be teaching a day class with Ann Arbor Community Education and an evening class at Washtenaw Community College. Stay tuned for dates and times. Continuing on my series of produce centered still lifes, I tried a more whimsical approach to fruit here. This colored pencil piece is still in progress. I love to play with my imagination and create a reality all my own.