Belinda Lindhardt

Monday, November 05, 2007

034 Driving Tree

"034 Driving Tree" by Belinda Lindhardt, CP on pastelboard, 5X7"

This is called driving tree because the reference for this one was taken while we were driving, the reference is quite striking i don't feel that i captured the drama that was in the photo but its nice enough little pic, and i think i am knowing when to call ones like this done :)

This was my first piece on pastelboard. What is pastelboard? WELL, :) (lots of colouredpencil artists will know about it), its board which you can use your pencils on and then varnish to save the need for framing with glass. It's made by Ampersand and the link for buying (DickBlick) and more information is here > Nicole Caulfield uses it alot in here work, click here to check out some of her recent pastelbord works on her blog.

Unfortunately, it is unavailable here in australia, there are similar panels that you can buy but this is actual woodboard its not quite the same :) I purchased a few sheets and it with shipping and taxes it actually ended up costing a forutune (much more than i anticipated) which is why if i sell this i am going to be lucky to cover the materials, but sigh such is life atm.....

How did like it ? Well i did like it alot, to be honest i thought it might have been a little bit smoother than it was but thats not to say i didn't like it. It's definitely a different surface than paper to work on. It chews the pencils, but the style for this one didn't call for precise details so it worked in well. I think i almost used a whole white pencil though. I have another small one coming which i was working on at the same time. Will post that one soon.

6 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I love this Belinda! You have captured the mood. I haven't yet tried pastelboard.
:)

Ann said...

Oh Belinda this is beautiful. I love this! I'm sorry you can't get pastel board over there. Maybe you could talk a local art supplier into carrying it?

Valerie Jones said...

It's beautiful! I especially like the sky!

Rose Welty said...

Belinda, this is lovely. I really like it. Again, it really shows some mood - well done!

Serena said...

I think you have captured the mood here too. Beautiful work, Belinda! :)

phthaloblu said...

What a gorgeous piece! I really, really love how you did the sky and captured the windblown grass. Very nicely done.