Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Colored Pencil Lucky Bamboo


Lucky Bamboo

My third pencil painting this year. A colorful play of complimentary colors - purple and green.
Prismacolor pencils on Strahmore Bristol, 11 x 14".
The bamboo was burnished with a colorless lender and the background with alcohol.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Colored Pencil Junk Drawer

This is a very detailed, industrious, busy painting of my junk drawer. I am entering a contest where the competition will be fierce. I needed a painting that would catch an eye, something unexpected and different from the norm. I hope this will do the trick.

Before the burnishing . . .

my own photo . . .


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Colored Pencil Landscape

 The holidays are over, decorations packed away for another year, and sadly the last Godiva chocolate eaten. Time to get back to work.

This was the perfect colored pencil painting to bring in the new year 2022. Warm and inviting, not at all like the cold and bleak view from our wintery window.

14 x 11 on Strathmore Bristol, Prismacolor pencils.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022


This is the last sample page from my book, Fun With Colored Pencils.
There are many more ideas and techniques and art in the book 
that I have not shared here. The book is available on 
Please give colored pencils a try, they are fun!

Fun With Colored Pencils
available on


   Merry Christmas