Monthly Archives: July 2013

In Defence of Derwent

I have mentioned the Derwent Art Prize recently, urging you to vote for your 5 favourites for the Peoples’ Choice Award. I said this about the prize: “Back near the beginning of the year, Derwent launched the Derwent Art Prize, … Continue reading

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Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelle Art Competition

I mentioned briefly in my review of Caran D’Ache’s new Museum Aquarelle coloured pencils that Caran D’Ache are holding an art competition. To enter you must purchase the entry pack which basically is the 6 pencils (2 of each primary) … Continue reading

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Strathmore Pastel Paper

If there are, and I sincerely hope there are otherwise this is the modern equivalent of being locked into a padded cell, readers of this blog then you’ll know that I have come to prefer pastel paper for drawing with … Continue reading

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Derwent Pastel Paper

I promised you, back in March, a proper review so a quick mash-up of my thoughts.   On the 19th of February, Derwent announced the release of their first Pastel Paper pad, especially designed with pastel pencils in mind. They … Continue reading

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Derwent Art Prize

Back near the beginning of the year, Derwent launched the Derwent Art Prize, an inaugural event inviting artists worldwide to submit up to 3 pieces created in pencil (graphite, coloured, pastel, watersoluable)  to win a prize of £8750.00. The closing … Continue reading

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CPM Monthly Challenge – July 2013

Early with this one! The summer holidays give me plenty of time to draw and so, I have completed this very early indeed. The closing date is the 10th of August. The photo reference is by John Williams, which I … Continue reading

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SalemSkye on Facebook!

I am very pleased to announce that SalemSkye now has a Facebook page. It won’t replace this blog and won’t contain the detail on works or reviews that this blog does, but it will offer support. It is also going … Continue reading

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CPM Monthly Challenge – June 2013

I previously said that I didn’t have time to submit a entry for the Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge for June and I didn’t. But then, last night two things occurred to me. Firstly, the hourglass that my friend B bought … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting!

No mahogany men here – never fear! Just a little word in your ear to say that the lovely people over at Cowling & Wilcox currently have a box of 120 Faber-Castell Polychromos on sale for £99.95. A veritable bargain … Continue reading

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CPM Forum Challenge – Black Grapes

The Colored Pencil Magazine recently set up their own online forum. I joined up and with a burst of enthusiasm joined in with a challenge – quite separate from the monthly magazine challenge. Alyona Nickelsen, artist and writer of my … Continue reading

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