Sketched out and transferred to 11×14 inch Stonehenge paper: Day Two. Beginning layers/light washes of underpainting. In colored pencil the darker colors go on first…..working dark to light since it is a transparent medium.
This summer has been miserably hot here in Wisconsin….as well as the rest of the United States. As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time indoors. Unfortunately, I haven’t worked a whole lot on my art. This is partly because I’ve been suffering from headaches and nausea off and on almost every single day for the past month and a half. I have no idea why, but my husband suspects it could be a tick borne illness of some sort. The other reason I haven’t been too productive is that my studio is not well insulated – so it is unbearably cold in the winter and hot in the summer. In the winter I can pile on clothes and crank up the space heater, but in the summer all I have is a fan….which just blows around the hot air.
On days when it has been cool enough I have been working on the two pieces pictured at the end of this post. I do have several commissioned pieces that are in the planning/sketching phase. I’ve been trying to be “good” and finish up pieces before starting something new, but I don’t think that is going to happen. Colored pencil is not a medium that can be rushed, so at some point I will probably have to set these aside and start on the commissioned works.