Saturday, May 30, 2009

Primarily Tactile

With a few more tweaks, this will be finished. Besides those primary-leaning colors, which always grab me, I was drawn to the different textures here. The bricks and their old crumbly mortar, the glazed pottery, the tender and flexible lilac blossoms and leaves, and the smooth but sturdy cloth with its creased fold; to me, they beg to be touched.

(12"x16", colored pencil on Pastelbord)


Julia said...

You are so right. I can almost feel the cool smoothness of the pottery and the rough hardness of the brick. The linen cloth looks starched. I can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers.

Judy Butler said...

I work a lot in colored pencils. But nothing like this. I am so amazed at the effects you achieve with this simple tool. Wonderful. I am inspired.
Judy Butler

Kathy said...

Liz, this beautiful!I love how you get such a glassy feel on the blue vase without the major burnishing I'm used to. Great job!

Gillian said...

Hi Liz, the textures are very pleasing as is the composition. The lilac blosoms are beautifully done - I can smell their fragrance! x