I have started a series of colour pencil paintings of Rylstone, New South Wales, a tiny historical stone village on the edge of the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Many of the buildings date from the early 1800s.
My Supplies for Colour Pencil Paintings
- Stonehenge paper (specifically made for colour pencils)
- The photo printed at the size to fit the painting on the drawing paper
- A palette selection from my gorgeous Prismacolor™ Premier® pencils in
pigments to match the photographs
- Foamcore™ board for attaching the drawing paper
- Push pins to pin the corners of the paper to the board
- White plastic eraser
- White mounting putty for gentle erasing
- Sharpener (hand held) with sharp blades
- F or HB pencil for light preliminary drawing
The first two paintings
Historic Rylstone Station
The railway used to operate here and the old station building still stands, although is now privately owned.
Painted from a mid morning photograph with diffuse shadows.
A Stone Cottage
No one lives in this cottage at present. Constructed of stone quarried locally, it has interesting quoins. (Quoins are the joined corners at the ends of stone walls of buildings.)
I took the photograph for this picture in the late afternoon, so the shadows are dark and long.
I have several more photos and plan several more colour pencil paintings from around the village.