Tag Archives: charcoal pencil

A sketch a day: storm

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: storm ~ pastel & charcoal, 6" x 4"

A sketch a day: storm ~ pastel & charcoal, 6″ x 4″

A somewhat failed experiment with charcoal on top of soft pastels – I was aiming for a little different, more dramatic look. Apparently a workable fixative is not capable of holding even a thin amount of pastel in place, and it keeps mixing with charcoal. I wonder what would work better?

"From the Heart" exhibit with FALC, 2/1/2009 till 2/28/2009

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

Two artworks on display at Main Street Cafe as a part of the group exhibit “From the Heart” organized by Fine Art League of Cupertino: Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park and a new one, Mom & Son.

The exhibit is from February 1 till February 28, 2009.

Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6-7:30pm

Address: 134 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16" x 20"

Plum Blossoms in Los Gatos Creek Park ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on Bristol paper, 16″ x 20″

Mom & Son - charcoal on colored paper, 20" x 16"

Mom & Son – charcoal on colored paper, 20″ x 16″