View Full Version : Reflections...(already posted in colored pencil)

09-23-2001, 01:07 AM

Colored pencil on Arches hot pressed 140lb. watercolor paper. size: 8" x 10".
Took approximately 60 hours...

09-23-2001, 01:02 PM
Holy Cow!!!

I could look at this for a long, long time. The beautifully done detail in the violets, and the design on the edges of the tray and on the pot.......the patterns are so pleasing and satisfying.

I think what I liked the very best was that I could look at it as a whole, and enjoy the beautiful reflections and the flowers and the pot.......but.....my eye is also drawn to the detailed shapes and patterns and I enjoyed those just as much, seeing them as an abstract.

Whew!!! 60 hours! Bravo.....a tour de force!

:clap: K

Phyllis Rennie
09-24-2001, 09:16 PM
I'm impressed.

09-24-2001, 10:48 PM
This is wonderful and worth every minute you worked on it. Verrrrry impressive. Do you spend that much time on each piece?

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09-26-2001, 12:32 AM
thank you kate, phyllis and fink...

most of the pieces i do take between 35 and 50 hours...this definitely tok the longest.

Phyllis Rennie
09-26-2001, 10:47 PM
Hi Arlene, I just had to come back to take a second look at this. And I was wondering, since you have so often told us that you don't paint, what do you call this? I mean that as a serious question--I certainly would not call it a drawing--just wondered how you would define it.

09-27-2001, 09:17 PM
Arlene this is a joy to look at.
You have outdone yourself :)

09-30-2001, 01:49 PM
And I was wondering, since you have so often told us that you don't paint, what do you
call this?

Good question Phyllis...it's not painting in the sense I don't use brushes, but...I would still call it a drawing...maybe a fine art drawing? Your guess is as good as mine...

Thanks Leaf...I'm onto the next one...another floral, then another still life after that...think I'm hooked on the colored pencils?

10-02-2001, 09:37 PM
Holygooseandchickenfeathers! I am sooo glad I happened to pop in here and found this. Why oh why haven't you been using the critique forum????
Geeze, this is awesome Arlene. I think I'm gushing.......

10-05-2001, 09:54 AM
thanks aurora!
things disappear too quickly there...here at least i have time to respond...most of my colored pencil works are posted in the colored pencil forums. :)

Phyllis Rennie
10-07-2001, 10:04 PM
Hmmmmmm............I guess if you say paint is done with a brush and drawing is done with a pencil, then it's a drawing. But if painting is about masses and drawing is about lines, then I'd call it a painting. Or we can just call it good !!!

10-08-2001, 12:08 PM

What a wonderful piece to gaze upon, one can almost see their own refelction.

Very impressive.:clap: :clap: :clap: