Ann's Colored Pencil News & Stuff!

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - December 2018

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

Inspiration Comes In All Forms

by Jennifer Carpenter Inspiration seems to ebb and flow, presenting itself on a whim. Encouragement and motivation can be equally illusive. Many of us search for it when we feel creative juices have evaporated into thin air. In this instance, inspiration found me when it was the last thing I was looking for one warm October afternoon, and continues to... View more

June 2017 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

The three artists featured in the June 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine  Showcase submitted stories about their artwork for our blog. Read below about their inspiration for each of these interesting subjects. Unity In Diversityby Ranjini Venkatachari11" x 20"Own photo referenceWater soluble pencils and Colored pencils on pastel board I was born in a country characterized by fascinating social, religious and... View more

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - May 2017

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 links at the bottom of this post for our Facebook group partners - join in the fun and your artwork could... View more

May 2017 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

This month, three artists who were featured in the May 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase submitted stories about their artwork for our blog. Read below about their inspiration for each of these interesting subjects. Lantern Painterby Rudy Liskop14" x 23"Own photo referencePaper: Crescent #110 Illustration boardPencils: Prismacolors, Verithins, Aquarelles, W&N Watercolors, and Airbrush. While exploring Samphanthawong Bangkok's old Chinatown, I had been... View more

March 2017 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

This month, three artists who were featured in the March 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase submitted stories about their artwork for our blog. Read below about their inspiration for each of these interesting subjects. I AM, Soup For The Soulby Buena Johnson22" x 27"Own photo reference In my inspired artwork, I like to present the viewer with positive messages to... View more

I never tire of looking through these pages, or showing it to others not familiar with colored pencil...just to watch their jaws drop!  With my iPad I have shown the book to countless folks seated next to me on a flight...just for the sheer pleasure of watching their eyes widen and their sounds of disbelief.  Oh, I do love seeing folks instantly change their minds about the "lowly" colored pencil!

What makes it a Treasure, anyway?

CP Treasures - A Collection of Master Colored Pencil art from around the Globe  If this gem were just a coffee table book, it would be amazing, inspirational and well worth owning...but it's a whole lot more than table candy!   I mean, don't get me wrong...pretty picture books are great, too...it's just not the sum total of what CP Treasures... View more