“Rose Hips” 5×7″, Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on Stonehenge paper
In an effort to move swiftly away from yesterday’s post, here are two pieces I did in the last month or so. I had never used Polychromos pencils before, but since Dick Blick is my candy man, I couldn’t resist. I cannot recommend these wonderful pencils highly enough. Incredible to work with, and combined with the Stonehenge…something close to Paradise.
The rose hips were snipped from my climbing white rose. I’ve always been told that you can eat them, and they are an excellent vitamin C source, but I’ve always been afraid to try. The piece below is a branch my husband brought into the studio, after my request to bring in something “natural for me to draw”. I asked him from what tree it came, and he replied, “I dunno. One of the trees out there.” The “trees out there” in West Virginia amount to a lot of trees, if you’ll forgive the understatement. So…sorry I don’t know the species of this one.
Words and images (unless otherwise noted) are © Kathy Ferrell 2013