I discovered colored pencils about 25 years ago after being blown away by a drawing in an art magazine.  I had no idea you could create something of that level with colored pencils.  I work primarily with Prismacolor pencils, on a variety of papers: Strathmore bristol (300, 400 and 500 series), multi-medium board, watercolor paper and Stonehenge 250-gsm paper.  I work from my own photos and especially enjoy doing close-up nature studies because of the detail and also to avoid filling in large fields of color; very labor intensive!  I find it easier to move back and forth between small spaces.  Being self taught in colored pencil I find each drawing a learning experience.  I am a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and was awarded signature status in 2018.

Sunflowers

Bluebonnets

Prickly Blooms

Sunlit Leaves
Summer Greens
Orange Daisies
Rock Garden
Plumbago with Butterfly
Coneflower Field
November 1
Crown of Thorns
Cactus Study 1
Mixed Garden
Cactus Study 2
November 2
Yucca Blooms
The Woodpile

Autumn Reflections

Magnolia

In the Pink

Mandevilla

Jean Blais Oliver

phone: 979-992-3437, cell 979-251-1591

email: jeanb@industryinet.com