Thursday, 20 March 2008

March Morning

5"X7" Graphitint on paper

Cold again today, but it was bright,at least this morning. The flooded orchards are all frozen over again. I enjoy the challenge of trying to convey this with a few slightly tinted pencils. Although, as usual, I did have to resort to regular water-soluble crayons for the very lightest colours.

Derwent has another fairly new product called "Inktense". There was an article about them on Empty Easel today. I bought some a while ago but haven't really used them yet. I will have to give them a go. The low-key palette of the graphitint pencils has suited the last few months but as we move into spring I am going to need something a little more bright I think.