Plums and Violets is a colored pencil drawing that was created for my
students as an example of working on black paper. It is time to let go of the past so I have posted this on the Daily Paintworks auction along with the white reverse grisaille
(underpainting in white pencil) necessary to keep colored pencil bright on a
black ground. If you are familiar with my colored pencil work through my
book, Colored Pencil Solution Book, or if you work in colored
pencil yourself, you will recognize this as my precise work in that
medium and the TIME involved in even a small drawing in this technique.
Today we will change our clocks per daylight savings time and replace the batteries in our smoke detectors. For those who work in pastel, it is a good time to change the cornmeal you use to clean your pastels.
Barbara lives in Washington State, USA. She is a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of America. Barbara was recently honored as a Master Circle Member in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She is a juried member of Women Painters of Washington since 1998, Charter Member, Signature Member and past President of the Colored Pencil Society of America.