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Shelly Bedsaul

Topeka, Kansas USA

"Facade"

This piece of art won Member's Mention award in the art exhibit FOTM: Nasturtium

Art: Facade by Artist Shelly Bedsaul
Orange is the color of boldness, nasturtiums, flash and fire. Is her mask to hide the shy or is the shy to tone down the bold? Which is the facade? 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 Crescent archival rag board.

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