Catching the Last of the Sun

Catching the Last of the Sun
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This is beautiful Val - far more than practicing, a beautiful rose.

Lovely rose Val. I know what you mean, I have started using coloured pencils again and they are less stressful than watercolour. Lovely shading on the rose. Are you using anything to blend? I read an article and the artist used stuff to blend the colours together. Don't know if I want to try that though

Looking forward this could be the first of the sun - lovely painting Val - really does the subject justice

Gorgeous Val. Lovely glowing rose. How do you like Luminance?

Wow, Val, this is stunning! Beautiful shape of the flower and amazing colours. Love it!

A really nice piece Val and looks very accomplished for a practice , like this one a lot.

The effect from the pencils is great :)

Your rose is so eye catching. I am very interested in coloured pencil work at the moment as I am going on a course soon.I think your rose is beautiful.

I can imagine watercolour might be a bit stressful although I've really no idea. This is just lovely, such an interesting viewpoint with that foreshortening. Wonderful Val :)

Thank you everyone for your generous comments on my coloured pencil attempt. I must buy a book and learn the correct techniques as I'm sure there must be plenty of things I'm doing wrong. Hazel, I just use a Derwent blending pencil and a Derwent burnisher, though I think a pad of cotton wool works just as well for burnishing as long as you are careful not to rub it onto the white paper. Carole, I like Luminance, far nicer than the coloursoft ones I had IMHO. Not tried any others though, daren't, spent too much on the Luminance ones LOL

Val thanks. I have a few of these pencils, I like them, but as you say a bit expensive.

Doesn't look as if you are making any mistakes to me Val - great use of colour!

Sumptuous colours Val.

Absolutely stunning, Val! A difficult subject, captured with precision!

Hang on Studio Wall
31/03/2015
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Caran d'Ache Luminance coloured pencil on cartridge paper. This weekends R & R. Still practising with my coloured pencils, but I had fun. Far more relaxing than watercolour LOL

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Val Kenyon

I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…

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