Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sentimental Journey

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"Sentimental Journey"

7-1/2" x 11"
140# Arches hot press cotton paper
10% watercolor for the foundation
Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils for the magic
Reference: Union Station in Portland, Oregon

Background on this piece:
Many years ago when I first began using colored pencils I drew the train station in preparation for a painting.  Because of all of the detail in this particular location it was a bugger to draw but that was when I was growing an appreciation for what colored pencil could do.  When I was done with the initial drawing (below) I never did go back and paint the train station. I was that pleased with the drawing.  This is not a very good picture of the original drawing from about two decades ago but it gives you the idea of what it was:   

Washington County Fair - follow up


Both drawings won first place in their respective classes. The drawing on the left was awarded Best in Show.