Promenade

"Promenade" A Pontocho impression 190 x 250 mm February 2016

“Promenade”
A Pontocho impression
190 x 250 mm
February 2016

Art made with coloured pencils does not have to be sharply defined, precise and detail-filled. Pencils can create their own version of impressionism; loose and soft with boundaries spilling over, merging and melting into one another.

As you, Honourable Viewer, are not given every single bit of information, you are free to fill in the gaps. You can make it your own story, perhaps become one of the people strolling.  While lack of specific detail makes the drawing impersonal on one level, it makes it more personal on another.  There is plenty of room for you to add, interpret and imagine.  You can actually put yourself into the picture.

The source photo for this drawing in its entirety. You can see what a small part of the photo I chose for my composition.

The source photo for this drawing in its entirety. You can see what a small part of the photo I chose for my composition.

 

 

About juliepodstolski

I am a realist artist who works in coloured pencils.
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5 Responses to Promenade

  1. Lynne and Peter Stonehouse says:

    Hi Julie, Thanks for the tip about the Perth Japan Festival 2016 Š we’ll keep an eye out for you. Kind regards, Lynne and Peter Stonehouse

  2. I think you are having fun with this development – there is such freedom in losing sharp focus. The work becomes more of a symphony of texture and colour than subject matter, and thus so much more for the viewer to explore.

    • I am having fun, Anna. I’ve never done a really large drawing this way. This sort of approach seems to lend itself to intimate-sized pieces.
      While this type of drawing doesn’t have the popularity of sharp-focussed work on the internet (especially with most colour-pencil artists) in the real world of exhibiting, the soft-focus work has no problem finding buyers.

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