drawing copyright © Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
approx. 7 ¾" square
Colored Pencils on Stonehenge paper
Colored pencils used in this drawing were:
(all regular colored pencils, not watercolor)
4Talen's Van Gogh
4444 No black pencils were used in this piece.
The dark in the background is actually a deep, deep, dark green (showing a tad darker here than in real life, but only just) - created by layering magenta, true blue/phthalo blue, lemon yellow, canary yellow and magenta pencils. All other greens were created using only true blue/phthalo blue pencils and either lemon yellow (for the cooler leaves) or canary yellow pencils (for the warmer leaves) with touches of magenta where needed.
Call me "Ms. Mix-a-lot". ;o)
Along with mixing colors to achieve another color, I also mix & match brands of regular colored pencils all the time (oil-based and wax-based) - it works for me. I've never had a problem mixing brands in, oh gosh, 10 years of working with colored pencils.
And yes, that's my version of a peony - I do grow them in my garden. :o)
P.S. Happy 4th of July to my American cousins!