Colored Pencil Works by Daren Scot Wilson

Most of my colored pencil drawings are done with Prismacolor.

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Started as a class project at the BBAC. The instructor, Karen Klein who has a gallery along Woodward in Royal Oak, said that black objects are especially difficult to do well, so i grabbed a black cloth out of the props basket. I had a great time observing and rendering the subtle colors - dark magentas, greens, violets, oranges hiding in the black, interreflecting light, deep recesses, capturing the shapes of folds. Various trinkets and debris in my art box completed the still life. After the work in class, i spent another 22+ hours on it at home over the following month. It has been displayed at the POSA co-op gallery, the Belian Art Center, and various art shows in Oakland County during the 1990s.

Black Cloth

Prismacolor. approx 9x12 (?) matted and framed with glass.

1991, Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills, MI. Probably now in Fort Collins with the Lanigans?


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Still life done with things i happened to have on hand - a stack of 4x6 cards with sketches, doodles, and painting ideas, and a colored pencil. It was a trick to draw the colored pencil using itself, since it was the only pencil the same color as itself. Ha, actually there are various shades of red in the rendering which took maybe six different pencils. I love the way the rubber band came out.

This work won "Juror's Choice" at an art show held in Dave Miller's Ferndale store (now closed). (details about that will be posted when i get my boxes from Michigan...)

Face on Mars

Prismacolor. approx 9x12 (?) matted and framed with glass.

1991, Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills, MI. Probably in same place as Black Cloth.



Artist's Hands

Prismacolor. approx 9x12 (?) matted and framed with glass.

1991, Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills, MI. Probably in same place as Black Cloth.


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