CarolBondArt

Colored Pencil Artwork

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania | 1 Sale

CarolBondArt

Colored Pencil Artwork

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania 1 Sale On Etsy since 2018

Carol

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Carol

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It's all about Learning and Creating!

I grew up in New Jersey until my early 20s and currently live in the Pocono Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The extent of my formal art education was an "Introduction to the Arts" class which was a requirement in college. Otherwise, I am self-taught, absorbing all the information I can from fellow artists through books, online media, museums, and shows. And practice. Lots of practice.

I work somewhere in between realism and impressionism. The viewer can easily know what is drawn, but the drawing is not photo-realistic.

I have been drawing for about four years. I opened my website two years ago and recently decided to create smaller, original treasures for others to enjoy.

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  • Carol

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    Colored pencil artist residing in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, USA with her two dogs. Specializes in colored, watercolor & pastel pencils. Member of CPSA. More of my work can be viewed at carolbondart.com.

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is an ACEO?

ACEO is the acronym for "Art Card Editions and Originals" and are tiny, collectible works of art that are in a trading card size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

What do I do with an ACEO?

If you are displaying your work, ACEO's can be displayed as any other type of artwork. They can also be displayed on tiny easels made for this purpose or framed by surrounding with a larger mat. If you are not displaying them, they can be stored in a binder designed for trading cards.

What materials do you use to create your work?

I use a variety of lightfast colored pencils. These include Caran d'Ache Luminance and Pablos, Faber Castell Polychromos, Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor. Watercolor pencils include Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle and NeoColors, Derwent Inktense. Pastel pencils that I use are Stabilo CarbOthello and Faber Castell Pitt.

I sometimes will use Daniel Smith or Winsor & Newton Watercolor paints or PanPastels.

I work mostly on cotton canvas but also enjoy quality, archival papers such as Stonehedge, Strathmore Bristols, Fabriano, Arches, Pastelmat, Crescent Suede Matboard or Grafix Drafting Film.

Care instructions

I take the first steps in preserving the artwork by using quality lightfast, archival products and sealing the artwork when completed with a fixative.

Once the ACEO reaches your home, ways for you to protect it include:
✎ Keep out of direct sunlight.
✎ Keep away from direct heat or damp areas.
✎ Store in the protective sleeve the ACEO was shipped in or behind glass to prevent dust and other elements from damaging it.