Monday, August 24, 2009

Sonia - Portrait in Colored Pencil

Above is my latest portrait done using colored pencil on Pastelbord. The surface is rough, so it accepts several layers of colored pencil; I like to build up the darks using many different colors. Despite working up many layers, the texture and color of the board remain visible in many areas of the portrait, but I think I like how the grey color contrasts with her warmer skin tones.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Art Kudos Finalist

My piece Resolute was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Art Kudos International Exhibition. The show represents 132 artists and 15 countries. To see all of the finalists and award winners, visit

Monday, August 3, 2009

CPSA 17th Annual International Exhibition

This past weekend I attended the Awards Banquet and Artists' Reception in Duluth, GA for the Colored Pencil Society of America's 17th Annual International Exhibition. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the artists and see the work in person; all of the work exhibited was of such high quality. Above is a snapshot of me by my piece in the gallery.
I was also tremendously honored to receive an Award for Oustanding Achievement. The Award Winners are posted to the CPSA website: