Monday, May 16, 2011

I See You



I See You

8cm x 10cm

Coloured pencils and Pan Pastels on Claybord primed with gesso

I am running out of time to get miniatures done for the upcoming National Awards Exhbition, so thought I should buckle down and get a few done, and this first one features one of my nieces, Bailey. Since I am enjoying working on the gesso with the coloured pencils, I thought I'd try it in miniature. I had some Claybord which is a bit too slick for the coloured pencils but primed it with the Gesso and this worked well. I would love to try Ampersands Gesso board as I'm sure it is probably slightly smoother than the surface I achieved by priming myself, but the Ampersand boards are quite hard to come by in Australia and are not cheap either. However, after trying this experiment, I might try and invest in some for future use. The other thing I tried here was to use the Zest-it pencil solvent to smooth the pencil grain down a bit. This seemed to work well and is also something I would like to explore further in future artworks.



6 comments:

Dors said...

Stunning work Karen. also love the mice work.

Pauline said...

Beautiful, I love the pose.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh what a beautiful piece, Karen! Bailey is adorable too. Your work is always just exquisite.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Dors, Pauline and Sherry for your very kind and supportive comments!!! :)

Lene said...

awesome and very very sweet :) good luck with the exhibition

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Hi Lene, and welcome to my blog and thank you for your lovely comments, and also for your purchase (which I've just sent off this minute) - it is always wonderful to come across new fellow artists!!! :))