Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Art Exchange

We are having a new exchange of 4"x6" art in my LMA group and this is the painting I did. It's already been received so I'm not blowing the surprise by posting it here. This is the size that would be called an OSWOA if the art were sold but I don't know what to call it since it's an exchange!

Hold on to your hat as it will surprise you to learn that this was done in colored pencil! Yes, I know - not my favorite medium but I wanted to try out the ColourFix primer on matboard and thought this cup of coffee would be a suitable subject with which to experiment. The ColourFix is the same primer that I used to salvage that awful Tiziano paper that I'd bought on sale.

This painting used a variety of colored pencil brands and the support is acid-free mat board. I applied the primer with a small paint roller and that seems to have worked well. I don't claim to be any great shakes at still life painting but this came out pretty well if I do say so myself. Of course, I always see things that could be improved but I doubt if I ever get over that and actually hope I don't!


Teresa Mallen said...

Great job! I like the simplicity of the subject. Primers like the Colourfix one are a great way to get a custom surface. I am glad you are finding uses for it.

Jan said...

Thanks, Teresa! I'm enjoying the ColourFix primer as it allows me to use up all those scraps of matboard, ill-advised paper purchases and even some odd bits of watercolor paper. And, you're also right about a custom surface as I can sand almost smooth or add more primer for a rougher texture. It's been fun.

Anonymous said...

Got to say that I love tea, and it has to be out of a teacup and saucer....dont like mugs lol,so I love this little ATC as it really appeals to me. Great work Jan.

Teresa said...

It looks GREAT! You're such a talented multi-media lady!