Monday, February 7, 2011

Maine Blueberries

This tiny, three inch square drawing is my part of a collaborative project by the New England chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. We members are creating a montage of these minis to represent our group at the 2011 CPSA conference in July, in Dallas.

It was pleasant to work on this close-up view of low bush blueberries while the only thing growing around here was snow and ice! I used a new material, called Pastelmat, which is a heavy paper with a sanded surface. The grit is finer than the Pastelbord, which I usually use. Layering of colors was more limited, and the texture was quickly covered, but I think I'll be trying a few more pieces with it. I'm heading to Florida for a week, so don't be surprised if a seashell drawing shows up here soon!