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Shelly Bedsaul

Topeka, Kansas USA

Sunshine Came Softly

Art: Sunshine Came Softly by Artist Shelly Bedsaul
The windows, in my dining room, face east and greet the morning sun. This isn't my tea set, but the sun inspired the composition. An artist's house is rarely tidy, but I can dream. This is my fantasy and it is making me hungry for a pear. My technique, though time consuming, is simple. I start with a preliminary sketch in graphite. When my design is satisfactory, I ink the sketch, using a black, 05, pigma micron pen. I use Prismacolor pencils. Each area is a layering of about 5 different colors, going from dark to light, until the paper is totally burnished. Once the coloring is complete, I re-ink to make the line work a true black. It is then sprayed with workable fixatif to seal, protect and prevent wax bloom. The substrate is archival rag board.

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Detail Image for art Sunshine Came Softly

Detail Image for art Sunshine Came Softly


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