Sunday, June 19, 2011


Firestorm, colored pencil
Firestorm, 2011
Colored pencil on paper
8 1/8 x 4 inches

© 2011 Susan M. Lohse.  All rights reserved.

Lately, I find I’ve been instinctively handling colored pencils as I would graphite pencils (often holding the pencil more loosely away from its point and positioning the pencil at a more acute angle to the paper) to help achieve form, texture and fine juxtapositions of colors, as opposed to choking up on the pencil to carefully lay in smooth tone.  I find this method to be freeing and think the results are visually interesting.
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