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Friday, June 12, 2009

Progress of Squirrel Painting...


Today I was able to complete the remainder of the bark on the larger maple tree. I also started to work on the carpet of fallen leaves which is proving a bit of a challenge due to their small size relative to my pastel chalks. More sharpening is in order to get those fine lines (I don't particularily like the result of pastel pencils on velour as they are too hard and not much color is transfered to the paper). More to come soon, I hope.
P.S. you can click on the image for a larger view.

5 comments:

Kari Tirrell said...

This is going to be fabulous, Colette! I love it already.

Peter Brown said...

Colette, you're on the home stretch and it looks terrific! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product, complete with mats and frame. Squirrels rock!

pencilportraits said...

Fantastic Colette. The tree looks amazing, very real. Can't wait to see it finished, good to see you back hard at work as well after your hols!

Gwen Bell said...

Your work is stunning! So glad I found your blog. And thank you for showing your process.

Kathleen Coy said...

This is looking great, Colette! I love the squirrels little feet. :-)