October 2017 Featured Artists. 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 be featured, too!
8" x 12"
Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran d'Ache Pablos and Luminance, Prismacolor White and PanPastels on Fabriano HP watercolor paper 140lb.
Reference photo used with permission.
The subject, Tom Bailey, and I met in 1962 in Lamesa, Texas. He was a member of my Dad's congregation. Tom and an older brother of mine, Landre, became best friends. Even though my family moved away a year or so later, Tom never forgot Landre or our family. In 2010, I posted an announcement on Facebook of Landre passing away. Tom saw that post and reached out to me, reminding me of his and Landre's friendship from 1962.
We became friends and began exchanging stories and photographs. Tom posted the picture I used for "Quiet Reflections" as his profile picture in 2015. I immediately fell in love with it and asked his permission to do a portrait using his photo. It took me 2 years, but I finally completed it. In the first juried show I entered it into, it was awarded first place. What a great way, I thought, to thank a man who never forgot a young family who had influenced his young life in a positive way.
Thank you, Tom for allowing me to use your photograph. This will always be one of my favorite pieces, bringing to mind wonderful memories from so long ago.
While Tess has created in various genres over the years, her first love has always been the art of portraiture. Prismacolor Premiums were her first choice of colored pencils but a few years ago she added the Faber Castell and Caran d’Ache brands using HP watercolor paper.
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Apple Blossom by Jennifer Lane
11" x 14"
Polychromos, Prismacolors, and Luminance Colored Pencils on Uart 500 paper.
This was my first piece on Uart sanded paper. Also this is the biggest piece so far. God blessed me with this talent and I have to share it with the world.
Jennifer Lane of Memory Lane Fine Art has only been drawing for 3 years. Jennifer is a moderator on Colored Pencil Tips and Resources.
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10" x 8"
Polychromos on Pastelmat.
I have a cat who visits, he isn't mine but he seems to consider me as his. I must provide the required comfy seating place and whatever attention is demanded and in return I get the odd vole or shrew. He is a mighty hunter often catching baby rabbits and the odd bird and his gaze as he looks for his prey is what attracted me to do this portrait. I have many photos of his magnificence to work from as he loves to pose. He has become my muse.
Since 2005 Jo Goudie has created animal and wildlife art working exclusively in coloured pencil. As a Gold Signature member of the UKCPS her work has been on show in galleries throughout the UK. She has also appeared in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
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13" x 17"
Colored pencil on Fabriano Artistico 140# HP paper.
The Anhinga is not like most water birds, their feathers contain no oil.., as so making them not waterproof. After a dive, chasing fish and a snack, they will perch on rocks, stumps, trees and posts while drying their wings before flight. While doing this, they tend to move their heads and necks like a contortionists side to side, tucked under their wings, head and neck extended over their shoulders.., crazy looking movements for sure. It is said, "If the chat is a clown, the Anhinga would make its fortune as a contortionist." I happened upon this beautiful male one day recently, while out gathering photos for reference material at Circle B Bar Reserve, a nature preserve near my home in Central Florida. This particular pose reminded me of the Celtic love knot, that you may see in jewelry and rings, thus the title.
John Guiseppi is an artist specializing in colored pencil. He's also a wildlife/nature photographer. Recently retired after 27 years in the electric power generation industry, John is able to spend more time on his art and photography work. He is married and has two adult children and two fur kids.
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These artworks were published in the October 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine.
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