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NHC50

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Reply #45 on: December 02, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
Thanks everybody. Much appreciated. The only question I have is how do you make pastels look more virbrant? To me they look dull. Any ideas?

Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #46 on: December 02, 2013, 06:17:57 PM
Funny Nina as I was thinking the opposite, admiring your naturalistic colors. Mine are very bright and soft, maybe too soft(sennelier). I think the key will be to acquire a value range of some colors that are used after (maybe 4 to 5 values). My understanding is that the expensive pastels are almost pure pigment and very little binder.


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Reply #47 on: December 02, 2013, 07:54:08 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  leave it up to me to ask a dumb question Lynn. It might be the way you say. But I have like 4 layers on that flower. Now it may be the pastel I have. I got them at hobby lobby a long time ago. The brand is Gallery artist soft pastels. But I found that when I applied them they left lines that was hard to blend. So I just kept adding color. So maybe I did to much.  :-\  I have seen pastel paintings that looked so vibrant. It was as if you could go up to the painting and pick that flower off the canvas.
Don't miss understand I know it will take time.  :banghead:
Nina  :flowers:   
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Reply #48 on: December 03, 2013, 07:28:36 PM
After making a mess of my paint-a-long, I redid the lesson by trying to remember the colours etc.  It would seem that I am going to need a heck of a lot of lessons to master the pastels but it should be an interesting exercise.  Your comments/critiques are always gratefully received.  Thanks, Patricia
 
 
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Reply #49 on: December 03, 2013, 08:17:18 PM
Very pretty, Patricia! Such vibrant colors.
--Susan

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Reply #50 on: December 03, 2013, 09:50:16 PM
 :thankyou:  Susan.  However, as you can see, I tended to get the pastel chalk all over the place and as I said, this is going to be quite a challenge for me to learn but I am ready for it and am actually looking forward to getting into the 'meat' of the pastel lessons.  Patricia
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Reply #51 on: December 03, 2013, 10:55:08 PM
Patricia, I love the brightness of your painting! I think you did  a fantastic job! I am always messy with every medium I have used.  I am sure this one is going to be particularly messy!
Christina


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Reply #52 on: December 04, 2013, 01:03:22 AM
 :thankyou:  Tina for your lovely comments.  Yes, I foresee dust flying all over and while I am usually not too messy, I feel with pastels it is unavoidable.  Anyway, I am looking forward to learning how to use them for I have seen some beautiful pastel paintings.  Patricia
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Reply #53 on: December 04, 2013, 11:16:38 PM
Patricia I think you did fine.  O0 O0 Remember we are all new to this medium.  We will conqueror it.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #54 on: December 05, 2013, 02:34:17 AM
Patricia--I really like yours.  It seems quite neat to me with good edges.  I especially like the colors of pastels you used.


By the way, I want to thank you for always being attentive to all of us and so genuinely kind :1hug:


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Reply #55 on: December 05, 2013, 07:19:08 AM
Everyone has done a super job on the lily. I waited for the replay and painted in watercolor.
I do not have any pastels that will agree with my asthma, but do have wax pastels but do NOT like them.
 I actually had the other template ready for class but could not paint.
Thank you everyone!!!
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Reply #56 on: December 05, 2013, 09:42:35 AM
beautiful! well done. :clap:

Maybe one day just try doing it with oil pastels, just to see  ;)
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Reply #57 on: December 05, 2013, 01:06:36 PM
Wowzer Carol, I LOVE that in watercolor.  Delicate and beautiful.  It looks like an audobon print.


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Reply #58 on: December 05, 2013, 01:30:30 PM
Nice job Carol.  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #59 on: December 05, 2013, 02:04:14 PM
It's beautiful, Carol! :clap:
Christina