Charcoal and Color Practice


I appreciate the look of black and white, but winter has been long and we have seen a lot of white.  I think it is time to try a little color.  I thought I would start with a practice piece, since color is new territory for me.  I wanted to keep the depth of the charcoal, so I started with an under-painting in charcoal.

untitledAfter lightly spraying the piece to prevent mixing of the charcoal and color, I added yellows to the pedals.

untitled-2A little more charcoal was then added to the painted pedals.

I am happy with the result of this fun practice piece, and I am hoping to incorporate it into my next drawing.

And now, it is time for spring.  Can’t wait for all the colors it will bring.