Bee Happy


A lot of work in this Linda, especially the foliage.....painting all those negative spaces. Lovely piece.

So good Linda!

Well Bristol board is smooth and shiny Linda, and generally reserved for pen and ink, so it’s not ideal for pencil drawing. Something with a fine tooth like Fabriano Artistico HP would work better. However, you’ve made a cracking job here, and it’s immediately obvious that you have far more patience than I have!

That bee is just perfect as is the foliage. Lovely.

Many thanks, Fiona, Heather, Alan and Judith. I had used Bristol board as I had noticed that some cp artists have achieved great results with it. There were times when I wished I had not started it and could have spent longer on it for refinement, but my patience ran out. The photo could be better too.

No matter great results Linda

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Coloured pencils on 8 x10” Bristol board. I’m trying to get to grips with coloured pencil. So far I can’t really tell the difference between wax and oil pencils and it seems that you can mix them anyway. It would have been a lot easier with pen and wash. Both sorts of pencil seem to scratch and leave dark marks.

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Linda Wilson

Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…

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