Wednesday, 8 July 2009

World of Coloured Pencils 2009 - The People's Choice

All Seeing Eyes (£200) by Edwin Thornber
20 x 15cm
Pencils: Lyra Polycolour, Caran D’Ache Classicolour, Derwent Signature on Bockingford 140lb Watercolour paper
copyright Edwin Thornber

UKCPS is pleased to announce that the winner of the People's Choice Prize at the World of Coloured Pencils Exhibition in Keswick is All Seeing Eyes by Edwin Thornber. Edwin's lovely picture of an owl attracted 19% of the vote although interestingly he did not get an award from the judges.

This is what Edwin had to say about his work.
The image of the owl was the result of a trip to a bird sanctuary for distressed or injured birds. I have wanted to paint a bird of prey for some time but did not have the information, photos etc. This lovely owl was an obvious choice and a few minutes of silence and two good photos resulted in a lovely portrait.

Coloured pencil is a wonderful medium for being so “user friendly” and not much space needed for the completion of works. There is no limit to what can be achieved given a little time and effort and most of all enthusiasm!!
Derwent, who sponsored the exhibition, have donated the prize for the People's Choice award. The prize comprises the following items:
  • Presentation wooden box 48 Inktense pencils
  • Tin of 6 Derwent Sketching pencils incl. sharpener
  • Derwent Journal/Carnet notebook
  • 2 Brush pens [1 fine and 1 broad point]
You can read more about the exhibition which has just finished at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in earlier posts as follows:

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