Saturday, June 20, 2009


Jim has this real thin birch plywood, you remember, the stuff that he cut the cats out of. I wondered how it would take coloured pencils. This sunrise is the result. I used a picture from our trip to Sanibel Island, Florida, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.

The plywood took the colour very well. It is kind of cool to see the wood grain through the colours. If you look closely you can see some of the more prominent grain coming off the sun on the right side. I'll have to try something else that leaves more of the wood bare or that uses it as the median colour.

This was done in ATC size. Funny what your brain sees and makes important. Planning wouldn't hurt, but I just wanted to jump in.


  1. Very nice Paulette. even better than the Ref. nice coloring.
    Love it.

  2. lovely colours :D drawing on wood can be a lot of fun sometimes, can use the natural imperfections in the wood in the drawing

  3. Thank you for the beautiful ATC Paulette! You did an awesome job! I'm so proud to have it! Sandie

  4. Hi Dors, Kay and Jennifer!
    Thank you, after seeing the sunsets and sunrises in Sanibel I can understand why so many people try to reproduce them!

    Hi Sandie, I am so glad that you like your card!