Hello again! We have a kind of beachy theme for you this month starting with the dramatic seascapes by Beth Moffat. The work from our featured artist Maria Deely reminds me of a beach town you’d love to visit in July where you could take a day cruise on a boat or a casual ride on a bike. Maria is so down to earth, I know you will relate with her as you read of her humble start.

Dive deep in the ocean when you follow Barb SotiropoulosJellyfish workshop. Learn how to incorporate ink to make your piece jump from the page.

Inside our print issue you will find a Grizaye Single Shell sample, also available on our website. Karissa Leigh takes you step-by-step on rendering it in all it’s detail. If you enjoyed this, you will love the larger Sea Shell Kit. We have lots of free video tutorials and even a 2-hour class available – all on sale this month at www.grizaye.com.

Last month, we had an informative crash course on color theory by Mandy Peltier and in this Q&A, finishes by showing you how to utilize the color wheel to choose the best palettes for your next piece.

I know many of you are big fans of Cynthia Knox so check out the excerpt on enhancing a reference photo in her new book Drawing: Colored Pencil Basics from Quarto. This book is over 10×14” so the photos and text are extra large and easy to view and read. One lucky subscriber will win!

We had a last minute Show and Tell submission by Shelby Lynn that I had to fit in because I loved the art and story behind it, with a lesson on how to never give up on a friend. We’d love to hear from you too so visit us at www.coloredpencilmag.com/showandtell to share with us all.

Reminder, this is the last month to get your artwork submitted to the Wild Cat Art Challenge to win some great prizes from our wonderful sponsor Jerry’s Artarama.

I hope you experience glorious fireworks this July!

Editor in Chief
Sally Robertson


Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials  | Derwent  |   Jerry’s Artarama  |
Legion Paper | Quarto Publishing