Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Petunia Mystery Solved

Petunia Grisaille2

Petunia – Grisaille

Copyright Valerie Jones

The petunia was done with the grisaille technique of layering grays (in this case, graphite) with colored pencil. The grays being laid down first allows the shadows to be in place, thus a lesser need for more layers of color in the shadow areas. I think this took me around 5 hours to complete. I didn’t keep track of my time very well. It is done on a 4”x6” piece of smooth bristol paper.

  • Merriam-Webster’s definition of grisaille -


Main Entry: gri·saille

Pronunciation: \gri-ˈzī, -ˈzāl\


Etymology: French, from gris gray, from Middle French

Date: 1848

: decoration in tones of a single color and especially gray designed to produce a three-dimensional effect

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

He’s Not Finished With Me Yet

Petunia Graphite

This might appear to be a completed work in graphite…

In a few days it will be much more…  I’ll give you the details in another post.

Brandon Heath’s song, “Wait and See” has been running through my head as I work on this piece, “You’ll have to Wait and See,  He’s not finished with me yet.”

How amazingly true that God isn’t finished with us yet.  Keep moving forward…

Friday, June 12, 2009

OKMozart Festival

The Intermission Email

Today starts the weeklong event for the OKMozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. My artwork along with many artists from the Bartlesville Art Association will have their work for sale during this event at the Bartlesville Community Center .

Gallery hours:

Friday, June 12 - 5:00 PM to Close

Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, June 20 - 9:00 AM to Close

Sunday, June 14 – 12:00 noon to Close

Monday June 15, Tuesday June 16, Wednesday June 17, Thursday June 18 – 9:30 AM to Close

Friday June 19 – 9:00 AM to Close