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Red Glow

A slow start to the new year with work commitments but here is the last drawing I completed in October, 2013, titled “Red Glow”, my second piece on drafting film. I took the reference photo of this beautiful red ranunculus and bud in a local park in the early morning light during spring.

8" x 8" Faber Castell Polychromos on Drafting Film

8″ x 8″
Faber Castell Polychromos on Drafting Film

A lot of long hours went into this piece, it certainly was a challenge trying to achieve a soft focus effect in the background! The resulting drawing was submitted for possible inclusion in Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Vol II, a book to feature coloured pencil works from around the world. I was so happy to hear a couple of weeks later that it was accepted for publication – there were 600 entries and 81 were selected for the book which arrived in the mail from the United States just after Christmas. There is a wonderful representation of styles and subject matter and I am very honoured to be included alongside such talented artists. Ann wanted to feature a few of the faces behind the art in the January 2014 issue¬†of her CP Magazine and she kindly invited me to be one of them.

CP Treasures Vol II book (left) CP Magazine article (right)

CP Treasures Vol II book (left) CP Magazine article (right)

I also submitted “Red Glow” in CP Magazine subscriber’s 14th Annual Theme Show “Complementary Colors” which went online in November last year. You can browse through a wonderful array of coloured pencil works here.

I am so blessed and grateful to have had these opportunities. Back to the drawing board!

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