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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CPSA - 16th Annual International Exhibition

Last week the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) announced the accepted entries for their 16th Annual International Exhibition. Some of the names and pieces i am already familiar with from the various forums i hang out at ;) There is some truly stunning work in there i would love to go see the exhibition its unfortunate they don't have a online option for those of us overseas.

Anyway, just in reference to this i wanted to point out two blogs which talk about the exhibition this week one is the Making a Mark website and the UK Coloured Pencil Society. Go and checkout some of their links and the work of some of the entries.

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Coloured Pencil Artists Added

This past week we have added a few new artists to our list.
Welcome Cameron Lewcock & Mago Lee new artists. The list of artists is growing and growing. Please if you have a website please remember to add our link to your site, the larger our site becomes the more people we will be able to get on board.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Changing Styles

We all draw in a particular way which is often referred to as our "style". It's great to occasionally break free and try something new. This can often change the way we see things.
During the 90s I changed from laying pencil strokes down side by side, to a more Expressionist approach which saw strong lines and vibrant colours appear. From that experience my work changed (again) resulting in work that was crisper and more hard-edged. This technique works well for my Christian symbolist/landscape subjects but it hasn't been what I wanted for my Tasmanian landscapes, hence I've used stronger strokes and a much freer approach over the past few weeks.
The example I have included is from the Liffey River Valley, a wonderful area of rainforest just 55klms from my home. There is an excellent walking there. You must visit the area when you come to Tasmania!