Colored Pencil -- A new medium for me
It was a nature sketching workshop held in her light-filled studio here in Corning, New York.
Bridget had nature specimens -- bugs, dried plants and flowers, birds, even an animal skull, etc. -- available for us to draw. She showed us how to sketch using pencil and pen, by studying the structure and form, and then she demonstrated options for applying color.
I chose a maple leaf. I tried colored pencils for the first time, and had no idea you could build up layers of color like you can with oils. It was fun. Then, I made a watercolor of the same leaf.
This year, as you might have noticed, I am experimenting with new techniques and revising my process.
I am not planning on specializing in nature or watercolor, but I am in search of a portable method of making art.
A small kit of a sketch book with a few pens/pencils and watercolors, will weigh a lot less than my big camera bag. Plus it will fit easily in my purse when we are traveling. Nor create problems going through security checkpoints.
I will be able to pull it out and record what I am seeing whenever I want.