Gail Shelton speaks to Kiwanis Club

Gail Shelton, artist andowner of the Pea Patch, spoketo the Kiwanis club, Monday,June 12, 2017. Mrs. Sheltonspoke to the club about colored pencil drawing. She is amember of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Colored pencils that artist use are not the same as the colored pencils that we used as children. She learned about these colored pencils when she took some art students to Northeast La. University (now known as ULM). There are 2 kinds-anoil-based lead and a wax-based (prisma color). Colored pencil drawings are done on paper. You can use the wax-base on canvas but you have to use a solvent.

Shelton does her work from photography. She used apower point to show various pictures that she has done and how she did them. As shes howed a picture she would tell where the photograph was taken and she would explain how she was able to recreate the picture. Colored pencil drawing is tedious and time-consuming.


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