Jay and Mary Ann Paulakonis
My interest in colored pencil medium started about 5 years ago at a national painting convention in Nashville. I took a seminar with a master teacher in colored pencils and loved it. At that time we were using paper called Tenient paper which you can purchase at AC Moores. Just last year at the Daytona Beach national convention for the Society of Decorative Painters, I took another seminar with a master teacher using suede board which is what we used in the butterfly workshop. Both of the teachers used Prisma brand colored pencils which I have agreed are the best ones to use. A student in one of my classes purchased a no name brand colored pencil set of 100 for about $20 and they did not compare to the quality of color with Prisma pencils. I hope everyone enjoyed the class and will continue to use colored pencils in their artwork.