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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

MEETING THE ARTIST, ESTER ROI

Ester Roi and I at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts
 

 
One of the many joys of traveling is meeting other artists.  Sometimes I stumble into artists who's work I've admired and even used as inspiration for units in my classroom. 
 
During our wonderful time spent at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts I found the colored pencil artist, Ester Roi.  I first noticed ester's work on the cover of Colored Pencil Magazine.
 
January 2012
An Issue of Colored Pencil Magazine Featuring Ester's Work
 
Ester's exhibit was amazing and included details about her drawing process.  She uses a combination of colored pencils and oil pastels.  She has invented a heat table that will melt the waxy medium so they easily blend together.  Then she can slide her drawing to another, cool section of the table to do details and intricate line work.
 
Ester was a joy to visit with and talked extensively about her techniques.  Her heat/cool table is called (appropriately) an Icarus Art Drawing Board and can be seen here http://icarusart.net/products.html
 

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To view more of Ester's work, visit her website

2 comments:

Ester Roi said...

Kristy, it was a pleasure meeting you! Best wishes in your artistic pursuits!

Ester Roi said...

Kristy, it was a pleasure meeting you! Best wishes in your artistic pursuits.