Friday, December 28, 2012


Smethwick, colored pencil
Smethwick, 2012
Colored pencil on paper
14 x 7 inches
Private collection

© 2012 Susan M. Lohse.  All rights reserved.

Is it a drawing or a painting?

Colored pencil artists sometimes refer to their work as paintings.  Works in pastel are often called pastel paintings.  Jo Wood, a bead embroidery artist, describes her work as painting with beads.

Regardless of where the line is drawn, so to speak, I feel as if I’m painting when I use oil-based colored pencils, which were used for Smethwick and Between the Drive and the Boulevard.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Abby, 4 Years Old

Abby, 4 Years
Abby, 4 Years Old, 2012

© 2012 Susan M. Lohse.  All rights reserved.

Abby the Tabby turned four this month, and this is her birthday portrait to mark the occasion.

She’s giving me the stink eye because I lured her into position by running the faucet, but didn’t run it at the trickle she prefers for playing and drinking so I could maintain her attention long enough for the shot.
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