Rembrandt Lyra and Prismacolor colored pencils on light blue Colorfix paper, 12" x 9 " . Completed 2006.
This was my first Colourfix piece. There's an interesting story in my Art and Fear post about how I almost gave up and tossed this mid-piece. There was a definite learning curve with Colourfix, and the colors weren't cooperating. But I stuck it out, and in the end I really loved the piece. It did well - it went on to be juried into the CPSA Explore This! 4 national show. One of my favorite parts of this work is the streaming hair, which reminds me of water pouring over a ledge. I extended and stylized it a bit so that it sweeps all the way to the right. The other part I like is the borders of blue that come in and out around the hair. With all of the blues, and the hair pouring like rain, it would be easy for this piece to have a sad tone - but it doesn't. Like many of the blue series pieces it's about introspection, and the hint of a smile on the model warms up the mood.