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LEGACY Exhibition

LEGACY Exhibition

by Michelle Ripari The year 2020 has been an incredibly difficult and challenging one with Covid-19 effecting the world. The art world has changed especially, with many artists forced to approach their arts practice differently. Many artists I know have lost income completely and others moving to teach classes and workshops on digital platforms. Personally, I felt relieved that I had... View more
October 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

October 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured below in the October 2020 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the inspiration behind their artwork for our blog. Learn the story behind each of these beautiful portraits.   Tree Hugger by Giddy Richt24 x 18 inchesColored pencil on PastelMat (Artist's own photo) My granddaughter and I were outside playing and I realized she had never... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - October 2020

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - October 2020

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art. Make sure to check out FB group links at the bottom of this post. Call for entry is posted every month in participating Facebook groups -... View more
Being an Artist

Being an Artist

by Pat Monical Although I now freely call myself an artist, it wasn’t always that way. Even when others referred to me as an artist I would qualify it with a modest “Well I paint and draw.” I've often wondered if others did that and why it may be so.I suppose I always thought that artists were those who studied... View more
September 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

September 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The artwork by the three artists below is featured in the September 2020 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase. Here in the blog, discover the inspiration behind each of these lovely pieces of art.   Stay strong by Cristina Bodeanu19 x 19 inchesFaber Castell Polychromos on white PastelMat (Photo by Agus Martinez img, used with permission) This drawing was a gift for my... View more
The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - September 2020

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - September 2020

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art. Make sure to check out FB group links at the bottom of this post. Call for entry is posted every month in participating Facebook groups -... View more
Why Not Abstract Art in Colored Pencil?

Why Not Abstract Art in Colored Pencil?

by Maryann DellaRocco I love abstraction and distortion in colored pencil, but it wasn’t always that way. When I first started out in the colored pencil world, I was enamored with all the amazing realistic work I was seeing. I created quite a few pieces like that, even some portraiture, but somehow, I felt my work was lacking. Inside, where my... View more
August 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

August 2020 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

Below, the three artists featured in the August 2020 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase share the inspiration behind their artwork for our blog. Learn the story behind each of these lovely pieces of art.  Cooling Off  by Craig Husband11 x 16 inchesFaber Castell Polychromos on Stonehenge Paper (Photo by Emmanuel Keller, used with permission) Through my work I aim to capture... View more