I posted this colored pencil painting entitled "Preserving Summer" about 20 days ago. However, after looking at the original painting, I felt that the background needed to be darkened to allow the focus of the piece, the canning jar and the marigolds, to appear more dramatic and pop more that they did in the original post. The piece was based on my own reference photograph and was done on museum quality Grafix drafting film using Farber-Castell Polychromos and Dick Blick pencils. The size of the artwork is 11 X 14 inches. I have entitled this version "Preserving Summer 2".

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Sharon De Vore 10 days ago

YOU ARE A TRULY AMAZING ARTIST, WILL.

Artist Reply: Sharon: Thank you so very much for your kind words. It is always good to hear from you, as I respect your opinions very much. Have a good weekend and a wonderful Holiday season. Best regards.

marie-claire gallet 10 days ago

P ER F E C T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FAV, WILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Artist Reply: Marie-Claire: So very kind of you to say this. It is always good to hear from you. Hope all is going well for you and your husband. Have a good weekend and a wonderful Holiday season. Best regards to you both.

Vernonette Gaddy 10 days ago

Brilliantly created colored pencil artwork Will. :)

Artist Reply: Vernonette: Thank you so much for such kind words. They are greatly appreciated. Have a good weekend and a wonderful Holiday season. Best regards.

Joanie Holliday 11 days ago

YES WILL IT REALLY MAKES IT STAND OUT. TERRIFIC WORK

Artist Reply: Joanie: Thank you once again for your very kind words. I'm glad that you agree that darkening the background helps to enhance the art itself. Always good to hear from you. Have a good weekend and a wonderful Holiday season. Best regards.