Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Series, New Paper

I've started a new series which I've been thinking about for a year...cityscapes.  I live near some eclectic urban areas in St. Louis and I want to paint some of them.  I love to find bright, dramatic light on buildings and streets.  I enjoy seeing people moving about doing their daily activities.  So, I recently took a photo day with my husband, driving around the city in search of special shots.  Here's one that caught my eye:

I love the puddle with the reflection of that building.  The orange and blue color combo, plus the three people really works.  So, here's what I've done so far:

I'm trying out acetate (drafting film), which is brand new for me.  I love it!  It takes colored pencil great, with less layers.  I can apply the color to both sides for a rich, saturated look.  I've already done half the piece (it's 11" x 14") in only 3 days.  I usually work 3 weeks on Stonehenge paper.  I'll post the finished piece soon!


  1. Oh, I can't wait to see it Susie! I went around and took pictures years ago to paint cityscapes and never finished the idea. I am so glad you are doing it!

  2. Thanks, Heather, I can't wait to hang them at Wood Icing!

  3. Wow, your work is awesome! I look forward to seeing the finished piece!