I’ve doing a lot of updates and behind-the-scenes administrative work this year. You know about some of them already. CP Magic, for instance. Among the many things you haven’t heard about is creating new colored pencil art galleries on my art website.
New Colored Pencil Art Galleries
It’s been a busy time the last few months, both on this blog and in other ways. In the last few weeks, I’ve launched a new monthly magazine, a new series of colored pencil class downloads, and started plans for new tutorials.
But I’ve also re-organized existing galleries and added three new galleries on my art website, where I share my best colored pencil work.
The reorganized website now includes galleries for Kansas, Michigan, the Flint Hills, and Horses. No surprise there.
But I’ve also added a gallery for Miniature Art and ACEOs, for Sketches in Colored Pencil, and for Experimental Art.
Miniature art, and in particular ACEOs, have intrigued me since I first learned about them over ten years ago. In 2007, I challenged myself to paint one ACEO every day for a year. Some of those pieces will someday appear in this gallery.
But the pieces you’re more likely to find there are more than quick studies. They may be experiments, but they’re also complete pieces in their own right. Small studies of larger landscapes or other subjects, perhaps.
Or a means of using small pieces of expensive drawing paper.
These works are either life drawings or sketches from a photograph. Sometimes, they even arise from my imagination or memory. They’re meant to be completed in one sitting, so are small, and often use only one or two colors.
They also aren’t usually highly detailed, but are still nice pieces deserving of a place in a public gallery.
So I made a gallery just for them!
Sometimes, I want to try a new method, technique or tool, but don’t want to try it on a “serious” piece.
Sometimes, I just want to have fun.
In both cases, I use small pieces of paper to conduct my experiments. This gallery is still small, but you may be surprised by what you find there. Even though this gallery features the best of those pieces, they’re not easily recognizable as my work.
At least I don’t think so. You may think differently.
As with all of art, my art galleries are always changing. I’ll be uploading new work and the best of my old work over the course of the year, so I hope you’ll visit www.CarrieLewis.com often.