Sunday, January 21, 2018
While I love working in colored pencil, it is a slow medium. We can't really get around the fact that collectors don't understand how much time it takes to complete pieces in colored pencil and they rarely command a price reflecting the time in them. It is most definitely a passion. Everyone I know looks for ways to speed up their process. A couple years ago I began using watercolor as a foundation. The methodology is almost opposite to everything else I know about painting. I had to learn how it worked to use it. In the process I began to enjoy watercolor. I am now pushing beyond the expectation that it only be a foundation and am challenging myself to finish the pieces as watercolor pieces. It's an interesting journey to be sure.