It’s Been a Long Time!

Fifty Shades of Grey Copyright 2018

Fifty Shades of Grey – Copyright Lisa M. Mills 2018

It’s been about four years since I’ve published, although I have had a few projects along the way. This work started out as a value study, as I tend to push values too light and wanted a way to force myself to get the values correct across the value scale. I also wanted to do something that covered the entire value spectrum – very light to very dark and this seemed like the perfect piece to do so. It is currently entered in the CPSA Explore This! Competition – entries close on November 15th, so we’ll see how this one fares with the judge. It’s a combination of colored pencil, graphite, water-soluble graphite and gouache on Arches hot press watercolor paper. The subjects (Biggie, the German Shepherd and Bailey, the Golden Retriever) are never far away while I’m in studio, usually sleeping peacefully on the floor by my side. I am going to be working on two pieces next: one for my sister – of her dog, Radio and the other, a challenging cityscape, full of reflections and nuances. If I am happy with that piece, I will enter it in the CPSA International competition, however, I am skeptical I’ll be done by the spring deadline. I will keep you posted with progress as I go!

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2 Responses to “It’s Been a Long Time!”

  1. Hi lisa, this is beautiful! I bet it has even more shades of gray than what my phone shows. Nice!

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