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12×16 inch artwork, done with coloured pencils and pan pastels on a bamboo bread board.
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karen hull, mice, breadboard, wood, strawberries, cream, coloured pencils
Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.
Oh my GOODNESS! This is just brilliant! There are lots of the little darlings around at the moment! They always seem to visit when Autumn comes around – LOL! I can’t believe the magic you do with those pencils and pastels Karen. You are just BRILLIANT!
You are way too generous you lovely lady – thank you Lynda. We have pet mice but haven’t had any wild little ones come to visit – I think our cat would quickly fix that situation!!! :)
– Karen Hull
Bravo Karen…You have made something quite endearing out of these little pests!!…Oh dear, I have one (or two?) in my kitchen that will have to be dealt with and this doesn’t make it any easier. :(….Fabulous work, as always!
LOL – would you like to borrow our cat Meg – although I really hate to think of them being attacked by a cat. Thank you so much for your generous comments Meg!!! :)
I just love these Trompe Loeil artworks of yours. They are so clever!Question, how do you go about sealing the pastel when it’s on wood?
Thank you Sarah – I usually apply 3-4 light coats of fixative (and I do get some sinking and darkening of colour which I allow for), followed by 4 generous coats of satin spray varnish. This seems to give a good, durable finish to the pastel.
oh how DO you DO this?!?! Just incredible Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Birg – you’re such a darling, especially when your own work is phenomenal – thank you!!! :)
OMG TOO cute LOL
Thank you so much Patricia :))
This is wonderful! Lovely!
I’m so glad you like it Donna and thank you heaps!!! :)
OH WOW! I JUST SAT HERE IN AWE… FABULOUS
What a lovely thing to say Ellen – thank you!!! :)
Thank you so much Manana!! :))
Excellent! Congratulations on your Feature in the Just Fun Group
What a lovely treat Tracy – thank you so very much!!! :)
How delightful! Karen your a genius, Id love to have a go with Pan pastels one day…
Thank you so much Maria. I love them as you know – but there’s only a hint of the pan pastels in this one – mainly for the shadows, because they give such a nice soft look :))