Wednesday, 4 August 2010

WOYWW #61


First my apologies for not getting round to every one's workspace last week.   After showing my addiction to colour pencils I thought it was time to make a box for all the loose pencils especially the Karisma which are only held together with rubber bands.  I found these book type boxes which I'm going to decorate and store the pencils in.  The book on the table is one I bought last March and has lots of ideas using mixed media techniques so today I will be up to my elbows in gesso and acrylic.  Amendment it's 1.00 pm and I'm still trying to catch up with everyones posting.  Elbows in paint will have to wait till tomorrow lol.
Some of you asked to see what I painted with colour pencils and below is a picture of a commission I was asked to do a few years ago.  It was painted with colour pencils on pastel paper building up many layers of colour to till I was happy with the result.  

                                 Want to find out more about WOYWW check out Julia's blog here
                                                              Have a great day Kathleen

46 comments:

Wipso said...

Gorgeous pic of the dog. What talent.
A x

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love your picture it's beautiful x

Sandra said...

Very talented! Great pictures

Esther said...

Oh my goodness your painting is stunning - you wouldn't think it was pencils. have fun with the boxes, look forward to seeing the end result..Happy WOYWW Esther

Twiglet said...

Wow - I wish I could do that with pencils - its really lovely.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi kathleen, wowee your picture is awesome. Thank you for sharing & thank you for bobbing by my blog too x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Looking forward to seeing the boxes decorated/adorned. That book looks fantastic, couldn't quite make out the title - Embroidered Books? The dog is fabulous. I want to see you literally up to your elbows in gesso and paint please LOL
Anne xx

Cath Wilson said...

My gosh, you have amazing talent - the dog is fabulous! Can't believe you did that with nothing but pencils. I'm seriously impressed. Neat and tidy desk there - thank you for sharing.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Kathleen
Your picture is amazing and your work-desk is soooooo clean and tidy. Thanks for visiting my blog - really appreciate it.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya
cant wait to see your pencil box, your artwork is fantastic, very talented, have great day, sue,x

Foil Play said...

Your picture is simply stunning - so life like.

Those boxes look very interesting - look forward to seeing the finished results :-)

Jingle said...

Those boxes are so neat!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them! Your picture is gorgeous!

Kaz said...

Your desk is far too tidy, but I'll let you off as your dog image is just beautiful xx

Lizzybobs said...

your desk is lovely - love the paints and the dog painting is fab - thanks for my snoop around your desk today lv Liz

Pam said...

Lovely picture. Hugs Pam x

Kate said...

That picture is adorable, it could be a photograph, how talented!

** Kate **

kayc said...

What a beautiful picture. How talented. Kathleen x

mckinkle said...

What a fabulous painting of the dog, it is stunning.

Thanks for sharing!

Keryn x

Bluefairy4U said...

What a lovely tidy desk. The dog is coloured to perfection so lifelike wonderful. lol Jo xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing picture!

Sid said...

Super pic, great stuff !!

Kaz said...

Beautiful drawing.......truly amazing soooo talented xx cant wait to see what you create with your boxes xx

Sheila said...

Beautiful picture of the dog. Thanks for letting us see your work

kath said...

thanks for sharing your workdesk today kathleen and what a stunning dog portrait....hugs kath xxx

JoZart said...

Beautiful picture of the dog. Great expression. thanks for sharing,
jozarty x

craftimamma said...

Your portrait of the dog is wonderful. What a marvelous talent you have. Your desk is nice and neat but still very interesting. Look forward to seeing what you do with the book boxes.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

angelwhispers said...

Can't wait to see the finished pencil box!!! your blog looks amazing thanks for sharing Chanelle xx

vix24 said...

Wow that picture is brilliant.

Loving the tidy desk, wish I could say the same!

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting earlier - great to see your work space - beautiful dog - you are very talented !

Spyder said...

fabulous picture, never tried pastel paper, have a great woyww
((lyn))

Heather x said...

Amazing painting honey, thanks for sharing :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Angie said...

Brilliant use for the boxes ...look forward to seeing them decorated. Your painting is amazing ...so real ...it makes one want to stroke its coat.xx

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

What abeautiful picture!

Cardarian said...

Your desk is interesting - all those pencils! And your work - the picture of the dog - FANTASTIC! Love it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Phree said...

Your desk looks very tidy and organised. What stunning drawing of the dog, you are very talented!

itsamistry said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the books. Thanks for sharing your desk. Anita

Julia Dunnit said...

Good Lord Kathleen what a fantastic piece of art. Like the others, I recognised your pencil passion, but never imagined the possibilities - how talented you are. By contrast, the box will be a doddle. If you ever get off the computer!

jodpea said...

That dog is so lifelike, its fantastic! Wish I could draw like that!

Thistleblue said...

Hi Kathleen, sorry i'm so late in posting, it's been an awful week, anyhow its the weekend now hurray! Looking forward to seeing your altered boxes and Oh my goodness how fantastic is your picture! He looks so real!
Thanks for sharing and see you next week!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
Michelle
xx

debby4000 said...

WOW the drawing of the dog is stunning.
luv
Debby

TinaB said...

Great space!! Sorry I am so late posting xx I would love you to pop to my blog for a chance to win my candy :0) It's Here

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous pic!

Hugs
Maarit

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just got some colored pencils this week during a back-to-school sale. Mine are cheap and they won't make anything as lovely as your dog. But thanks for the idea and something to aspire to.

I'm really late posting this week, but hope your WOYWW was wonderful. I'm slowly trying to reach everyone's desks. And I sure like how tidy yours is.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Gorgeous, doesn't look at all like pencil coloring!

Chrissie said...

The space is immaculate and the dog is simply stunning!
Chrissie

Maz said...

Wow, that picture is fabulous! Have fun with the boxes (tho I'm so late you've probably finished them by now!). x