Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Pair for the Other Pear

Last month I painted a pear with Neocolor IIs. The Neocolors are pretty new and I've been trying out new ways to shorten the process of getting strong color down quickly. Many colored pencil artists are using these new materials and coming up with beautiful results. I like the results I got with the first pear and decided I wanted a companion piece to go with the first pear. So I started this one a couple of days ago. I am using Ampersand pastel board as a support. This one has a grayish color on the pastel board. Keep in mind, this is only the second painting that I've done with the neocolors, so this is definitely an experiment.

The first picture is the underpainting with the neocolors.
A light layer of neocolors are put on then water is brushed on the make it fluid. The color becomes very bright when water is added!

The second has a couple of layers of Prismacolor added.

The third has more layers of colored pencils.

It's not finished yet. I still need to add more layers, highlights, darken shadows, and a few other little tweaks. I will post the final in a day or two.


  1. Beth! This is sooooo good! You certainly have a way with your beautiful talent.

    I've been spending all my time over at ST these days and forgetting to swing by here to check in on you. You do such beautiful work!

    I've been looking for the neo II's but I have yet to see them in the stores around here. I think I'll have to go on-line to secure mine.

  2. Coming along beautifully the strong, rich color you have in the background. Well, all over for that matter!

  3. Thank you Debbie! Well,I'm working on it. I think I have a long way to go, but I appreciate your compliments.
    And spending time at ST is great! I've learned alot over there and have 'met' many wonderful people over there. I've even met some of them in person and they are as wonderful in person!

    Cindy, thank you for the comments and the support. You are one of those wonderful people.

  4. Hello Beth ! These 3 first steps are very interesting, thanks for sharing ! I am sure that the final result will be beautiful !

  5. Thank you Catherine. I hope to have an update by tonight.


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