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This was a landscape I challenged myself to do from a photo my son took after a Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packer game 2 years ago. At first it was great fun trying to lay everything in. But, oh my, the layers I had to add to get any depth at all. I tried to capture what the camera picked up in movement in the foreground. Rendering all the people piling off the ramp was another challenge. This is done in prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore vellum bristol board. I did not know about the Stonehenge paper that I use, now, for colored pencil work.  The other thing I noticed, today, were all the little people compositions within this, so I cropped them to share with you.


walkingthedogs2  click enlarges

I wanted to try a street scene. This is going to take time to master. I’ve made a promise to myself to try to have a street scene going while I’m working on other things, too. I had to stop and think about value, color, and line a lot with this.

cottageflowersftwayne click to enlarge

I wish I could say that I painted this in one evening, but it took two. I think it was the windows. I sat “kitty corner” from the flower shop and was totally intrigued with the shapes in the parking garage behind the flower shop. It looked to me as though the shop had a cap.