Using those Rembrandt coloured pencils
work in progress
Penwith, on the Moor, Approaching Rain, Rembrant coloured pencils, about 12 inches tall.
I've been using my lovely prize Rembrandts to check them out. I wouldn't normally use cp's alone to work on an image this size - I'd go into mixed media and use some watercolour to underpaint. That's partly because I like to work fast and partly because I like the wider variety of marks you can make by mixing media.
It's looking a bit too fairy tale at the moment, not yet rugged enough. The foreground is obviously only just begun, lots more to do to that if I decide to finish it. It may just stay an unfinished experiment in the sketchbook though.
There are more subtle veils of colour than the camera ever picks up :>( - there are amber colours in the sky, soft and pale but echoing similar colours in the fields. The camera picked up the pale pinks but not the amber. It has made the clouds a little brighter in colour as well - they are a bit more brooding in real life with transitions through purplish to bluer to greyer.
Verdict on the pencils: The colours overlay and mix well, the Bristol board allowing layer after layer of scribbled colours to be built up. The range of colours is really good too. So I'm a happy bunny with my prize.