NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY
Am I really set in my ways?
Yes, I have my favourite colours
I think I am open to change!!
This summer brought a new focus to my work. My travels took me into the interior for British Columbia, away from the blues of the ocean and into the land of the Greens!! I realized that I needed to know a lot more about colour mixing to deal with those greens. My search led me to coloured pencils!!
I loved them!!
Easy to add colour, easy to control and easy to draw with, what more could you ask?!
My experiments with colour lead to this new mini series "The Red, White and Blue of Summer".
Mountain Daisy - Coloured Pencil on Black Board - 8 x 10
I found I was introducing different colours with each layers and it really seem to bring them more to life. The flower stems are a great example: I really worked on picking up the reflected light from the flowers, other leaves and the light. It was really fun to see how things worked together instantly - no waiting for paint to dry!!
Now I am off to use my watercolours and try some new combos.
"The Red White and Blue of Summer"is about the meadow flowers that bloom so profusely on Mount Revelstoke and other alpine valleys. These lovely flowers live such a short life, only 2-3 weeks then it is frost and back to winter!! But while they are there it is a really beautiful sight.
This will be one of my pictures from my Residency for the Art in the Park 2014 show running November 7 - December 5, 2014 in Revelstoke, BC. The show will travel for a year promoting the 100th Anniversary of the Park and the Parks Program in Canada.