The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - August 2017

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - August 2017

August 2017 Featured Artists. Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR MagazineThe 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 be featured, too!

Self-portrait by Kurt Grünsteidel
34 x 27 cm
 Prismacolor pencils on Hahnemühle paper, own photo.

This is from a photo made during a vacation in Scilla, Calabria, Italy! We were sitting in
a Restaurant on a verandah on the first floor, overlooking the mediterranien sea! This
little village is famous for its swordfish fishing!

About Kurt

He's a retired lithograph, worked 45 years in printing companies and loved to draw
since he was a child. Last year he had his first exhibition in the Marziart International
Gallery in Hamburg, Germany! He's also part of the Colored Pencil Artist League.


Sir Robert Dudley by Annette Standing
10" x 10"
Faber-Castell Polychromos, Luminance and a little white and gold ink.
On Fabriano Artistico paper.

I have a series of these anthropomorphic works, all historical figures. Henry VIII and all
his wives, Henry V Queen Victoria and Prince Albert...I have quite a few!

I love to draw birds, and chickens have such characterful faces! I also love history,
the Tudors in particular. The chicken in this instance is based on my own images of a
friend's rare breed chickens, then I added a lot of imagination and exaggeration. The
costume is based on the original Tudor period portrait of Sir Robert by Stephen Van de
Meulen c.1650.

I really want to make this series, which I have titled "An Avian Miscellany" into a book...that's my medium term goal this summer, so I will be adding more I think! I have plans for Louis 14th ( The Sun King) and Elenor of Aquitaine.

About Annette

Annette is a secondary school art teacher and artist, working in colored pencil and
mixed media. Interests are British wildlife, particularly birds. Recently Annette has
produced a series of Anthropomorphic portraits, based on original 15th and 16th
century portraits. Influences include Gustave Klimpt and art from the 15th -18th

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A Cardinal Named Carl by Shana Rowe Jackson
8" x 10"
Prismacolor and Luminance on Canson Mi-Teintes


I named this Cardinal after my late father-in-law who passed away two days after my
wedding. Whenever my husband and I see a Cardinal in the yard we like to think that it
is Carl watching over us.

About Shana

Shana Rowe Jackson has had a life long interest in creating art and started her journey
with colored pencils in the spring of 2014. She instantly fell in love with the medium
and its ability to create realism with fine details.
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Sisters by Alison Powell
24 x 30 cm
Faber Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils on Pastel Mat.

I drew this picture for my younger Sister's birthday this year. It is from a photo taken by
my Dad of me and her in our back garden, back in circa 1983. My sister and I are very
close and this picture really encapsulates our childhood and brings back many happy
memories. It could also be called 'Best Friends'.

About Alison

Alison Powell is an artist living in the U.K. Whilst working in detail with acrylic paints for
many years, she has recently discovered a love for color pencils, and hasn't looked
back since! Her favorite thing to draw are all kinds of portraits.

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These artworks were published in the August 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine.


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