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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kristin #s 29-31

I haven't posted much recently, but I just got back from 8 days on the Noatak River in the Brooks Range in which my primary focus was to sketch! I worked a lot on my landscape sketching, and posted three below. More to come..
looking up the Kugrak Valley, 5 x 8"
colored pencil on grey paper

Looking down at the Noatak River, 6 x 8"
watercolor and pen

Tundra sketch 8 x 10"
watercolor and pen


Kelly said...

...wow! Eight days of this beautiful landscape...it must have been a great adventure. I love the sketches...

Elva Paulson said...

Your little paintings make me miss Alaska so much! Beautiful.

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Kristin, I missed you! Welcome back and thanks for bringing gorgeous scenery. You convey so much with these different looks -- I love them all. Am intrigued again with the pencil on gray paper. It looks like pastels (yum). Is there a lot of tooth to that paper?

MEliz said...

So nice to see your work again . Nice composition and color , it is interesting how you use the lines of landscape to carry us through, and how unified by color distribution each piece is.

Kristin said...

About the grey paper: it has two sides one with a lot of tooth, the other smoother (this side). The paper I used in this piece also has a bit of a multicolor fiber thing going on so that adds the appearance of texture. Also I use prismacolor pencils which are very soft and waxy, though they make a harder variety (verithins).

Thanks for all the comments. It is fun to come back and post work here. And I admit that I am one of the luckiest people to get to live and travel where I do.