Terry Mellway
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cynthia Marek Aug 25, 2015. 3 Replies

No, not a naughty post but a work in progress of three horses.  I took this shot back in the spring and since it's a 16 x 20 (my largest CP piece), it's taken me all summer to get it done which…READ MORE

Tags: in, Progress, Works, Pencil, Colored

"Shasta Daisy" - 4th place winner!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Craddock Aug 20, 2015. 9 Replies

Today is a special day for me as I just received notice that my piece "Shasta Daisy" won 4th place in a national competition.  This is the first competition I have entered and like most artists, I am…READ MORE

Tags: botanical, closeups, white, daisies, flowers

Red Gladiolas on Black...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Mellway Jun 1, 2015. 6 Replies

Well, I have not yet completed my Christmas mailbox piece as I used a supposedly workable fixative to touch up some areas that were already saturated with color.  The fixative did not work and it…READ MORE

Christmas Mailbox...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Mellway May 13, 2015. 5 Replies

I know after a long, cold winter, no one wants to think about Christmas, but most Artisans begin working on their Christmas projects right after the New Year so I'm really a little bit behind…READ MORE


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At 10:01am on August 8, 2015, Poonam Sethi said…

You will be my inspiration! Your work is just fabulous!

At 10:42am on February 26, 2015, Charlee Hyde said…

Hello Terry     I am loving your pencil work and I have just recently moved from graphite to colour pencil myself.  I am amazed that you can work on vellum without going through the paper. I am guessing that you select the right colour first up and don't need to do many many layers to achieve the 'right' look. I think I have a pretty light hand but I usually end up needing something like canvas paper. Any thoughts????? 

At 12:12am on February 25, 2015, Carole M. said…

thankyou Terry 

At 2:05am on February 23, 2015, Doris Culverhouse said…

Thank you Terry! good to have you on art is fun!

At 11:05am on October 5, 2014, Mark Bedwell said…

Hi Terry, sorry it's taken me ages to reply, but I'm finding the response to my artwork overwhelming and I'm having a hard time replying to everyone.

Thanks for your feedback to my question about white pencils. It appears that we both use similar techniques when working on a white background, where I try to avoid using the white pencil at all. If the white background isn't enough, I'll always use gauche as I find that white pencil just doesn't cut it. I've been trying to use white pencil on a black background for years, but I found that it would never give me a bold enough white.......until recently. I was about to attempt to use white ink on a black background as a highlight (as in my Apache pic), and I'd opted to use mount board. As I was laying down the outline with white pencil, I found that the mount board took the pencil very well, so I carried on with pencil instead of ink. I've tried many brands of pencil over the years, and the Caran d'Ache Supracolor pencil seems to give the best results........although it's still not perfect.  :o)

P.S. I've been giving your artwork a longer look, and I'm liking it very much. I especially like your botanical pics.......quite superb.

At 11:57am on October 4, 2014, Mark Bedwell said…

Hi Terry........brain picking time.  :o)

In your experience, which brand of white pencil do you find best, ie; good bold coverage, with the least amount of balling?

At 5:54am on July 5, 2014, Shrinidhi said…

Hi :) No problem and your most welcome. I admire your artwork and am happy to be your friend!! 

At 5:20pm on October 10, 2013, n gresham said…

Hi Terry, maybe you have already answered this somewhere else but I haven't seen it so I apologize if it is already there, but...... what kind of pencils do you use? The pictures in your gallery are amazing. Many look like they have a watercolor background. Do you mix watercolor with pencils and if so, which paper or support would you use? thanks!

At 5:47am on October 4, 2013, Tj Voelker said…

Ok, thank you, Terry!

At 1:01am on October 4, 2013, Tj Voelker said…

Ok, that makes sense! Mind if I ask what brand you prefer?



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