I saw many lovely works at the Colored Pencil Show at The Barn in Mariemont - the majority were very photorealistic (or close to it). However, there was one that looked more like a watercolor that caught my eye. I was told that the artist probably used turpentine to wet the colored pencil on the paper and move the color like watercolor. The look appeals to me. If I took up colored pencil, I'd probably do it this way.
It's the painting at the top,
called Woodland Light, by Margie Hopkins
and it is even more beautiful in person
(just couldn't get decent shots that didn't have reflections in them).
Ms. Hopkins also won 1st place for her hyperrealistic painting of the man and dog. Some of the small landscapes were looser, too - you could see the pencil strokes (which I like); and one man does colored pencil, building up from squiggled lines and those lines show in all his work. Can't recall his name, but I think it was Mike Paolercio.
And here are a few from the last batch of Christmas/holiday cards for me...
Have a great weekend. Only one more full week before Christmas!