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Sunday, March 8, 2015

My first Opus Tile

The Opus tiles are 10.5 inches square and made from the same Fabriano paper as the 3.5" tiles.  Nice to work with - different feel with the Prismacolor pencils.  This is not a favorite piece for me - I struggled with it from the start.  However, I was not going to give up.  I kept working it and finally added color to make a tile that at least was okay in my eyes.  The photo does not show the color clearly - some of it is just lighter.  Since I didn't really like the way it was going, I used it as an exercise to work with blending color pencils as that is still something I am learning and in this one used a blending pencil instead of mineral spirits with Prismacolor pencls.  I wanted to share the finished ZIA as a commitment to not giving up.


  1. It turned out beautiful, Pat! From the WIP that I saw until now, you really made it come alive! I'm glad you didn't give up too.

  2. This is a really pretty tile. I like all the different things to look at. The color is great.