FFAC "We the Artists" Art & Artists Catalog August 15, 2021

Terrence Pratt Montpelier Blue Atlas Cedar Conte crayon on blue paper 10 x 18 $275

"I love the beautiful old trees on the Montpelier grounds. This "Blue Atlas" cedar really stands out, so this is its "portrait" in a sense. But I tried to capture the individual character of each tree in this scene, making it a "group portrait" in truth. The technique used is the classic "trois crayons" method, using only three chalk tones - sanguine (a brown-red), black, white, and the tone of the paper. This restricted palette made it a wonderful exercise in drawing."


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