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on: August 08, 2017, 10:17:13 PM
After I had struggled with a class and was feeling temporarily artistically challenged  :eyesclosed: I decided to just do a small quick pastel painting, I just let it evolve as I went along.  I did feel a little better but Im not sure Im cut out for landscapes.

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Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:11:40 AM
I know how struggling with a painting can really bring down confidence. I actually think you should do more landscapes. The clouds look very well done and the lighting on the trees is wonderful! Good job!
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Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 12:44:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A good job with the pastels Win.  Your clouds are excellent as Emma Lee said. Perhaps a lighter reflection of them in the water would brighten up the painting and hopefully restore your confidence for you are a good artist and you are not alone, for we all have those "down" days.


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Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 01:00:42 AM
I'm not much cop for landscapes myself, I think you did a great job.  O0   Far better than my little go. One thing I have learned is when working on dark paper you need to push those brights a bit more.

Funny how I've always had to keep reminding myself to push the darks....now I have to push the lights!  :doh:

Great little painting Win, maybe just brighten up the sky reflection in the water a bit where the trees dip down?
Don't be down....you did great!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 11:25:36 PM
 :thankyou: Emma Lee, Patricia and Val, I shall lighten up the water (which started out as a field but metamorphosed into a river  :whistle:) as suggested.
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Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 02:34:27 PM
I know my comment is a bit late. Did you work on this further Win?
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Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 12:57:45 PM
I did Gita and a few little tweeks and my swamp turned into a pond  :2funny:.. I dont have it with me so unable to take a photo at present but shall do so when I can.
 I love working with soft Pastels.
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Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 12:28:47 AM
I like clouds in the background.  O0 Then, in the middle and forefront, I would try to add some interesting accents that would increase contrast and color range. Fog? Light reflections? Or some wildlife?  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :heeha: :gl:
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Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 03:04:15 PM
I did Gita and a few little tweeks and my swamp turned into a pond  :2funny:.. I dont have it with me so unable to take a photo at present but shall do so when I can.
 I love working with soft Pastels.

Funny Win! Somehow, I don’t like pastels, but your landscape was surly a tough piece. Good luck with further work!
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Reply #9 on: February 22, 2020, 01:37:57 AM
Gosh funny to see this painting pop up after 2 years.  :)
Gita I liked working with pastels but im rather allergic to them, even the pitt pencils, they give me an awful itchy rash. 😢
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Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 08:32:33 PM
best to stay away from them then Win.


 

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