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discarded scenes #15

I used to do quite a lot of handcoloring of b&w toned images with Marshall oils.
Since I have been shooting digitally, I have been looking for a way to handcolor
ink jet prints. I have tried a few things, but have not been pleased with the results.
I read about a method by Theresa Airey in a book and decided to give it a try. I am
pretty pleased with this one. You use Conte Pastel pencils very softly and then you
sort of soften it in with cotton rolled on a stick. I am doing this image as a donation
to "Art in Bloom" a fund raiser by the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

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Barri Olson26-Oct-2007 03:46
This is very nice Rene and seems like a great technique...Thanks for sharing this beautiful artwork and for the tip.
Guest 25-Dec-2006 07:22
Merry Christmas, Rene. Hope the holidays are full of joy.
Guest 24-Dec-2006 18:57
Beautiful work indeed!
Stu24-Dec-2006 10:36
Superb piece of work.
Leo Charette24-Dec-2006 01:07
Thanks for the insight on the technique. I'll have to take a look at Alrey's book. This is beautiful Rene. I like how coloring of the stems and pedals adds depth to the image...
Victoria23-Dec-2006 21:50
Very nice shot, well done.