Saturday, April 26, 2014

CPSA DC214 Member Show

I was honored to have won an award for excellence at our local CPSA Member show last month. As always it was a beautiful show with pieces from lots of our members and also local artists from the city of Cypress and surrounding towns.

I also entered my portrait of my sister, Esperanza, which was done using the Icarus board. I had a last minute rush to get it framed and though the do-it-yourself frame I choose was not ideal, it turned out looking alright. I really like this portrait because it has the look of a painting done with a fluid medium. But it's all colored pencil and wax crayon melted down with the help of the Icarus board.


  1. I remember following progress on Marty from the 'early days' - so pleased you finished him and congratulations on your award - very well deserved.
    I've never used an Icarus board but I don't get on well with solvents/cps so not sure if I'd try 'heating' the wax as I'd be scared of spoiling a picture. It worked very well with this portrait of your Sister

  2. Thanks Sue! Yeah, it was a long road from start to finish for the Marty portrait, but I learned so much along the way :-)
    The Icarus board definitely has a learning curve and I still need to travel farther along that path, but it certainly adds a new dimension to colored pencil work which I want to explore!