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selina shulamit

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on: March 09, 2012, 07:40:08 PM
after watching Nolan's oil/acrylic sunset session, decided to try my hand on the subject but with soft pastels I got as present lately
need critique


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Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 08:58:50 PM
Selina, Your pastel sunset is beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
You only need to make the reflection in the water longer (as a long soft vertical line) and not as a single spot.
Look at some photos taken at night across the water and you will see what I mean.
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Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 09:59:37 PM
 :bigwelcome:  to the forum Selina.  Your sunset is beautiful.  :clap:  Follow Dennis's advice and you'll have a real stunner! Hope to see more of your works.  :yippee:

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Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 12:35:03 AM
Welcome to Paint Basket Selina!  :welcome:
It's good to see you have posted a painting already! Dennis' advice will guide you on the right path and, I look forward to seeing if you manage to apply his tips.
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Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 09:56:06 AM
 :welcome: to PB Selina  :) You will find it to be a supportive and friendly site as well as we are family  :hug: here.

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Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 08:03:24 PM
lovely drawing selina, agree with lengthening the reflection of the sun O0


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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 12:29:19 AM
Very nice sunset painting, Selina.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I haven't used soft pastels but I love the look of paintings done with it.
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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 03:33:30 AM
 :welcome: Selina,
Nice drawing. You will learn a lot on here. Dennis and Nolan are great teachers.
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Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 02:04:29 PM
 :welcome: Selina! I'm glad to see you jump right in with your work! Nice job! :clap: