"Granny in the Afternoon"
Prismacolor colored pencil over watercolor on 140 lb. Jack Richeson watercolor paper.
12" x 18" This is my first entry into the Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 10 online exhibit. This show is for colored pencil with another medium. I chose watercolor because it works so well with colored pencil and because I am becoming so comfortable with using it. I hope it gets juried into the show!
"Granny in the Afternoon wip 1"
A few passes of watercolor washes over masking to keep my highlights light. My first time using Jack Richeson paper and boy do I like it! It lays flat without stretching and it works well with fine detail in watercolor. Most cold pressed watercolor papers are rough so they have a lot of texture to deal with when using colored pencils, but I like texture so it doesn't bother me so much. If you don't like texture you can try using hot press watercolor paper.
"Granny in the Afternoon wip 2"
After painting the shadows of the basket on the floor and on the apple, I then painted the detail of the wires on the basket. This is all watercolor before I added any colored pencil.