Monday, August 13, 2012

Water Lily #1 ~ colored pencil drawing

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Pink-Purple Water Lily #1
Colored pencils on Stonehenge paper ~ 5"h x 5"w
August 2012 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands
drawing copyright 2012  Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.

In the summer months, the small canal behind our house is often filled with water lilies. They are mostly on the side across the canal and mostly white. Sometimes though, there are pink water lilies in the canal! We only have small yellow lotus flowers (knob shaped and never open) on our side - which is OK too, but not my favorite. 

I took some (err, maybe a great deal) "artistic license" with this one, which was originally pale pink, and made it more pinky-purple in color. :o)

For this piece I used:
(All regular colored pencils, not aquarelle pencils.)
Derwent Coloursofts
Caran-d'Ache Pablos
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Bruynzeel Full-colors (a discontinued brand, alas).
Royal Talens Van Gogh 
Sanford Prismacolors (lots of white!)
And a  little Zest-it solvent in some areas.
Stonehenge Paper


The Pencils, lined up for their *photo moment* ... 
apparently, my indigo blue pencil didn't want its picture taken...



:o)
tot ziens,
Judy
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