$10.00 – $30.00
Colored Pencil Creations by Tina
“Skeleton Crew” Colored Pencil Giclée Print
Available in 7″x5″, 10″x8″ or 14″x11″
Copyright information, ©Tina, as seen on example, will not be on final product.
An old farmhouse on the coast of Maine belongs to my mother. It has been passed down for four generations while the land has been in the family for seven generations. Tucked into a beam in the barn was an old can full of keys. Not a single one fit anything in the house. Speculation for their use began to arise, centering on the lives of the past house occupants. Could one of them unlock a steamer trunk by one of our sea captains, open the local schoolhouse by one of our teachers, secure the tools of a carpenter or keep the hope chest
of one of the brides safe? We will never know, but we can have fun guessing.
Artwork is copyrighted material and all rights are reserved. May not be duplicated without written consent of artist.
7×5, 10×8, 14×11
Tina S. Gagnon
Nature & Nostalgia – those are the subjects that I am, pardon the pun, drawn to.
I am a hyper-realistic artist and the “devil is in the details” – the more details, the better.
The medium of colored pencil affords me the ability to hone in on that aspect. Nature has so many nuances to them that detail is imperative to capture the essence of a living being, whether it is flower or animal. Nostalgia also lends its self to detail. The more detail, the more the image will come alive for the viewer – evoking their own memories attached to that particular object in the drawing.
After choosing what I will draw, I lightly sketch out an outline of my subject. I start by coloring light to dark. Building up the color in light layers, building up and building up until the color “pops”. This is usually accomplished in five to six layers of color. When you think that the piece looks “dull”, keep building – and it will come alive. I will work on one area of the drawing and finish that area before moving onto the next, establishing technique for the rest of the piece to follow.
Patience, is the key to my art. Most pieces I spend about an hour per square inch. More complex pieces can be twice that time.
It is not uncommon for a piece to have more than one hundred hours put into it.