Colored Pencil Paintings.

Colored pencil techniques vary, and drawings are generally made by leaving some paper visible. Colored pencils, when built up in layers and covering the entire surface, can be considered paintings. They can take weeks to complete.  

When I began working with colored pencils in 2008, I was hooked! Since I had previously used them only for quick sketches, discovering techniques that allowed me to create paintings with richness and depth sent me in a new direction. Creating images realistically started to appeal to me. When I saw what the medium could achieve, I became intrigued with how I could incorporate abstract elements. 

Although colored pencils have been used by artists since they were invented and produced by Faber-Castell in 1908 and Caran D'Ache in 1924, It is mostly in the past decade that they have been accepted as a challenging fine art medium. 

 Facts about my colored pencil paintings:

  • Done on museum board (archival, acid-free board) with artist quality pencils (usually Faber Castell Polychromos and Rembrandt Lyra oil based pencils). Solvents and burnishing is used to blend and smooth the lines.
  • Each painting is one-of-a-kind. Sizes range from 10.5"x13.5" to 3"x5".
  • Limited Edition giclée prints are available for most of these images and can be printed an a variety of sizes.
  • The paintings are matted with acid-free mats.