Saturday, April 23, 2011

Starting a new piece today.

"Two Roans"- line drawing
I am starting a new colored pencil piece today whose working title is, “Two Roans.” I have long intended to do a painting of these two draft horses. I took the photo several years ago somewhere in Arizona. Tombstone perhaps? I really love draft horses, though I have done precious little draft horse art. Perhaps that will change with this piece. I have always loved these big gentle giants with feet the size of dinner plates. ;-)

I am going use the same technique in this piece as I used in the peacock feather earrings. That is to say, an underpainting of Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils (in a limited palette of Dark Indigo, Delft Blue, Indanthrene Blue, Pine Green, and Manganese Violet. Then over the top I'll lay down Polychromos colored pencils. I'm using a new paper for this one, with a very soft, but not velour, finish. I think it's a Rives paper, but I'm embarrassed to tell to you that if I did write down the paper's name when I bought it, I've lost the note. Fortunately, I know exactly where to find more at Daniel Smith's! ;-)


  1. Hello Sara,

    Just a quick post to say thats a beautiful drawing.
    Lovely blog!


  2. Thanks Stew! The piece is well under way now. I hope you'll check back periodically for more updates. :-)