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Luzy, France

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9 by 12 inches in colored pencils on Ampersand Pastelbord

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August 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Luzy,France – Progress

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I am back home! We had a fun, lazy vacation back home in India. What I have noticed is that the cityscape is changing year by year. I had a hard time trying to compare my memories of familiar places with how those places look now. Besides, my home city became more crowded with buildings,people and traffic. Now back to the post. The art bug caught me within a week we arrived here. Once I gathered all my art supplies, it happened to be colored pencils on Ampersand Pastelbord. It looks like the surface accepts colored pencil media. I believe I may have to seal the finished painting.
I got the inspiration from a painting on Luzy done by a CP artist, Leslie Hawes. She frequently uses the reference from Google Maps to paint places from around the world. A nice concept for artist who cannot afford to go to places around the world and use them as references for their painting. France seems to have a lot of picturesque locations when you take the virtual tour using Google Map Street View. I hope to visit France one day. Especially the country sides and the vineyards. I am glad with the progress I am making with the painting. After uploading the picture, I have noticed that the perspective on the buildings are a bit wrong. I can easily fix that with low tack putty. I think I have achieved a loose rendition of the painting to a certain extent.

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August 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Waiting For The Bus

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I did another colored pencil drawing of this street scene from Satu Mare, Romania that I found through Google Maps Street View. The unique szekely gates are present at the entrance to every households in Romania. These couples waiting for bus caught my attention that I was tempted to use it for my drawing. As with any colored pencil drawings, the white of the paper shows through. Some like it , some don’t. I fall in the latter group. I feel it could have been better with a colored paper background. Well, we always learn from each painting/drawing.

In colored pencil on 7.5 by 9 inches Canson Drawing paper

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February 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm