52nd National Catalog
CHERYL HARLEY-VOLZ THUNDERBIRD
16” x 30” — Graphite and Ink $3,500
I love alcohol ink and partnering it with graphite: wild and crazy color married to controlled values of black to white. A layer of polypropylene Yupo adhered to a birch cradle board afforded the smooth sur face I needed for the ink to ebb and flow in a semi-controlled way in the areas I mapped out in advance. I then secured a semi-transparent sheet of drafting film on top and used black pan pastels and graphite pencils to gain the detailed refinement. I like the balance between the controlled grays and blacks on top and the erratic colors underneath.
CHERYL HARLEY-VOLZ • WAOW Signature • CO • www.charleyart.net. Cheryl has Western jeans in her genes. Raised a “city kid” in Missouri, she had the delight of visiting her uncles’ Colorado ranches every summer. The days were spent riding horses all over Cripple Creek and Victor, working cows, brook trout fishing, trapping chipmunks, and exploring old gold mines. Cheryl is an Associate Member with Distinction, American Women Artists, and an associate member of American Plains Artists. Fine Art Connoisseur, Rodeo News, Horses in Art, Grand Junction Sentinel have run feature articles on Cheryl. Her rodeo event illustrations graced the pages of the Grand National Livestock Show and Rodeo Event Guide .
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