April 30, 2009

Roses WIP

Update on Roses.  I think it's starting to work with the dark background. 

April 29, 2009

Roses (WIP)

This is a CP painting.  I have used both F-C CP and Prisma CP.   It's A3 size..not showing the full size with scanning.  The paper is Canson 220 gsm  paper
This is not really at a good stage, but I thought I would start it as a WIP.  So far I am not happy with the very dark background but will see how it progresses. 

April 21, 2009

Lotus Flower

©Doreen Cross

I have been busy doing a challenge for http://pencil-painting.ning.com/ It's an interesting challenge in Color Pencil.  I used a mixture of pencils because I don't yet have all the colors in the Prisma CP I used both Prisma and Polychromos.   
It's good to have a love of many subjects. still life, portraits, I don't have a great love of landscapes but maybe one day I will try. 

April 12, 2009


©Doreen Cross

Here is Bronte finished for the second time.  I decided to leave the background this time and just do it as a portrait. 

April 09, 2009


Oh dear I was tweaking the final bits.....I messed up big time... Ruined it.  So it's back to the drawing board and start over....  I should learn when to STOP.  can't help myself.  

I will post the new drawing.    wonder if it will look better or worse.  LOL.  hope it workes out better as I was ready to post this to my daughter. 

April 07, 2009


Bronte is finished
(I messed up on the whiskers with a blue pencils instead of black...  CP is sometimes unforgiving.LOL)

An update on Bronte. slowly getting there. 

I was on a roll today,  still there is plenty to do on it yet.  

April 03, 2009

My Art Supplies

Thought I would show you my art supplies...   I love my art toys.  don't you ? 
i have purchased even more pencils since I took this photo.  I am so happy ...I have found an art shop in Australia that have Prismacolor Pencils..open stock... I have to order online..but that's a small price to pay to get the pencils you want.