Monday, May 25, 2009

New Work Completed

Red Wagon Wheel
By: Lori Talbert
8x10 Colored Pencil and Graphite on Bristol Board

Just completed the most recent piece I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. I found the reference pic on morgue file when I was browsing and saved it for future use. Something about this pic fascinated me and I thought it would make an interesting subject.

I started in in graphite and realized it would not be as interesting as I once thought completed all in pencil. So I decided to take a chance and add some color with the colored pencils. I chose the wagon wheel and then that stood out too much so I also colored the ground.

Its works pretty good for me. Not nearly as difficult as the last piece I completed but good to get me going on my artwork again.

Now I don't know which one to use as my third entry for the art show. This piece or the last one entitled Millboro Post Office / General Store. What do you think?


pencilportraits said...

Hi Lori, not had time to visit for the past week or so, I see you've been busy, I love the wheel, it does look good in colour I agree, it would have been a lot less eye-catching in graphite.

Jan said...

Good call on adding the color, I think it really adds to the piece!

Teresa said...

This is such a charming, colorful piece! Love the subject matter... I've always loved old houses, log cabins and the like. Keep up the good work.