One of the techniques used to create a coloured pencil painting involves layering. This is where a number of layers of coloured pencil is applied to build up the colour to its required depth. This usually means applying the pencil lightly each time.
This technique is brilliant when you need to ‘create’ a colour that is not in your pencil tin.
Of course one needs to experiment with various pencils to obtain the right colour. Whatever you do, always do your ‘research’ on the same colour paper or board that you intend for your pencil painting.
This is one of the techniques that I will be demonstrating at next month’s Cairns ARTescape.
Today’s artwork is a selection of rocks from Cow Bay in the Daintree. There is a great variety of colour and texture in these rocks and I have a lot to do if I am to do justice to this subject.
On Monday Val and I are returning to the Daintree for the day to visit the Daintree Discovery Centre, where I hope to ‘gather’ some more photos of the rainforest.