The Perfect Gift for your Artist Friends
"Art Journal - My Process"
We are in between selling our house and buying a new house. But no matter where I am, with my portable equipment, I can continue to produce art. To be clear, I only made provisions for Colored Pencil Art. Clean. Easy to transport. No messy paints or glue or water or anything to clean up.
The rolling storage cart can easily be moved room to room, even outside on the deck or patio. The easel is a table style. It can be set up on a variety of surfaces and is small and compact.
Thanks to the York Art Association, I am well on my way to showing my colored pencil paintings.
The colored pencil is a relatively new art medium, only making it's appearance in the early 20th century. It is still struggling to be recognized as a fine art medium.
Pigment is the operative word here. It is what makes the colored pencil a fine art medium. Acrylics, oil paints, watercolors, pastels, all art mediums have pigments. The technique used in colored pencils; layering and blending, also qualify this tool to be included in the fine art family.
The wooden case protects a narrow pigmented core. This core is made of either wax-based or oil-based pigment, additives and binding agents. The concentration of the pigment will determine the grade of the pencil. A higher pigment concentration will result in a professional grade pencil, lower concentration will be a student grade.
Congratulations to me! I have been awarded the 4th quarter "Artist Professional Development Grant" from York, PA's Cultural Alliance. I have six months to complete my project. My 1st goal is to set up a portable studio. Due to downsizing and moving, I no longer have a dedicated studio. My 2nd goal is to spend the next six months creating colored pencil paintings. A perfect portable medium requiring little space or mess. My ultimate goal is to share these paintings and hopefully make people realize that colored pencils are an accepted fine art medium.
The Cultural Alliance of York County is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the Artist Professional Development Grant. This grant provides financial resources to creatives in York County to do the work they are passionate about, and take the next step in their practice or career.
The Queen's Croquet
The Pink Fuchsia
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