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chinapete
04-09-2012, 10:57 AM
... Easter Sunday at the Chinese Gardens ... colored pencil at various widths ...

D Akey
04-09-2012, 12:18 PM
I see the eye seeing the I through your image. :eek:

chinapete
04-09-2012, 01:11 PM
:) Must have been blind in that eye, didn't see it until you said it ... The eyes have it ... now I'm having visions of Odilon Redon's cyclopic eye in the garden ...

gxhpainter2
04-10-2012, 02:12 AM
a great build up of pencil and color love the way the colors blend with this method...

chinapete
04-10-2012, 04:57 AM
... and, in some ways, an incredibly inefficient way to create an image :) ... but I'm interested more in the process than in the result, so six hours of cross-hatching passes in ... about six hours:) ... I'm posting a detail that shows, I think, how the pencil was set down, resized, and then reworked over the resizing ...

pat1940
04-10-2012, 05:01 AM
That is great blending with the pencil, china, good work:):):)

chinapete
04-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Back to the lily pond ... this time with chalk over pencil ...

gxhpainter2
04-13-2012, 02:13 AM
I am really liking this.. the way the space closes in and opens up hiding and revealing... the work of Mark Tobey comes to mind here..:cool::cool::cool::cool:

Caesar
04-13-2012, 02:49 AM
Your close-ups are really intriguing. The interwoven colors here are so elegant and sophisticated!

chinapete
04-13-2012, 03:55 AM
Cesare, thanks, texture and weaving are related etymologically, so ... And Gary, thanks for the reminder about Tobey, an artist whose work I seem to have neglected over the years ... Next time I'm at the PAM, I'll be sure to look for him ... Assuming I'm not detained by security, hehe ...

I like the idea of opening and closing, hiding and revealing, maybe that's why D'Akey saw an eye ... These are good verbal analogs for what I was trying to do, play in the space between color and black-and-white, between line and form ...

chinapete
04-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Here I return to the lily pond with a watercolor wash over pencil and chalk ... The cross-hatching in colored pencil at various widths lends structure, and the watercolor overlay produces effects not possible, as far as I can tell, with the palette knife, or with any other combination of tools in AR (admittedly, I haven't exhausted possibilities) ...

screenpainter
04-14-2012, 12:28 PM
I love the lily pond you did titled 0411 right before this one. made a great abstract. amazing textures achieved with chalk and pencil.

Caesar
04-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Another fascinating beauty in a microcosmus.

Belvrog
04-15-2012, 03:17 AM
Really like the way they are morphing from to another. Great texture!

gxhpainter2
04-15-2012, 04:23 AM
chinapete.. love the softly focused look and rich darks, the burst of magenta is like glimpsing a lotus flower bursting out in color from the dark muddy waters. most excellent..:):):):cool:

chinapete
05-25-2012, 05:08 PM
... at the Chinese Garden 兰苏园 ...