Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hurry to get the point about Colored Pencil Art

Artworks by members of the Colored Pencil Society of America are on view until March 29 at the Gallery of the Unitarian Universalism Congregation in Atlanta. That means you’ll have to hurry to check-out these remarkable portraits, still lifes, landscapes and abstracts -- all brilliantly rendered with colored pencils by Atlanta Chapter artists.

The Gallery is at 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE. The exhibition is free and open to
the public Monday-Thursday 9-5, and Sunday 9-1. For information call 404-634- 5134.

Pencils, the kind we think of nowadays, were first manufactured in the nineteenth century. Until that time, the term pencil referred to small, painted brushes.

Today, artists have several types and brands of colored pencils to choices
from. For example, some pencils are like traditional pastel sticks but harder for crisper edges. Other types are softer, water-resistant and contain permanent pigments. The kind called watercolor pencils that are soluble in water, they can be used dry with great results, or washed over with water to flow the color. Some artists combine different types of colored pencils in the same artwork, much to the annoyance of purists.

In our own home art studio, we tried out a few different types of colored
pencils (and different paper textures, too!) before committing to a full-spectrum.

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