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Part way; August 2013

Part way; August 2013

I HAVE UNFINISHED ART PROJECTS. Sometimes the initial enthusiasm wears off quickly for any number of reasons. But some are worth revisiting, like this one. I originally laid out this tracing of overlapping french curves on a 2 inch square grid in 2009. It is 18″ x 24″, Canson Classic Cream Drawing paper. I liked the geometric and abstract idea and decided to use color pencils, a complimentary color scheme limited to just a few blues/oranges; reds/greens; and yellows/violet. I placed color in a few spots, closed the cover on the drawing tablet, put in a drawer and there it sat until July of this year when I “rediscovered” it. Renewed interest!

I am glad I came back to it now. I needed a summer project that I could spend a few hours with, walk away and then return to again, and again, and again…

The botanical drawing class I took last year taught me a new way of laying down color with a pencil, layer by layer (Katie Lee method) and it seemed the right technique for this color pencil project.

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Current state.

At this stage placing color has become more challenging. It is now a labor of either love or obsession.

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