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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: December 09, 2013, 12:01:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely paintings Bhavna, Susan and Lidiya.  Pastels have a "soft" look to them and I thought you all did so well in this medium.  Patricia
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Reply #31 on: December 09, 2013, 01:08:28 PM
Thank you, guys! I think I'd like to try this again on my Arches block (11x14) instead of the 9x12 Strathmore 400 series, a paper I tend to use more for practice--it's not my favorite. The Arches seems to have more tooth. I am also struggling to get enough intensity from my inexpensive pastels, which may contain more filler and less pigment.
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Reply #32 on: December 09, 2013, 01:12:33 PM
Bhavna and Lidiya, good job!  :clap:   :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #33 on: December 09, 2013, 01:36:39 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for you awesome comments. :)
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Reply #34 on: December 09, 2013, 01:56:15 PM
Lydia, Susan nice job.  O0
Bhavna you also did a nice job. I think your water in the stream looks like it is going too roll out of the banks. I think it's because of the direction of the lines, they have a curve to them.
They need to be more parallel. Hope this helps. Love the sky colors and the rest of it.  O0

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Reply #35 on: December 10, 2013, 12:48:22 AM
Bhavna--I love your greens and your shrubbery
Susan--Yours really shows the beauty of the watercolor showing through.  Nice mountain.
Lidya--I like the fanciful look of your trees!!!


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Reply #36 on: December 10, 2013, 05:34:41 AM
KUDDOS to: Lynn--gorgeous painting; to Jill--love the water so realistic; to Bhavna--colors are very nice; to Susan--very nicely done; to Lidiya--I think Van Gogh when I look at your painting. (one of the old masters if not he)
Everyone did a nice job. I didn't do this one.

Carol
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Reply #37 on: December 10, 2013, 06:19:52 AM
Well done everyone.

Extra brownie points Bhavna for the birds. Seems to add a bit of zing!

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Reply #38 on: January 13, 2014, 11:53:04 PM
This was fun, I need to work on my tree masses to get them believable.  I really like the control/lack there of with pastels, it connects the other side of my brain me thinks!
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Reply #39 on: January 14, 2014, 01:00:54 AM
Beautifully done Steven, especially like the tree on the left. Wonderful colourings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #40 on: January 14, 2014, 01:58:22 AM
Very good if this was your first pastel, Steven  :clap: :clap: :clap:  This is a totally different kind of technique :whistle:
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Reply #41 on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Geez, I am shocked Steven, you seem to control pastels very well.  Lovely pastel painting.  Patricia
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Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 07:27:33 AM
 :thankyou: for the warm support!   :hug:

Dennis I did the day lilies one prior to this, but this was the first landscape (and really, my first landscape period in color anyways).  I want to do some larger canvases now, small is so much harder, a hint of color here, a suggestion of shape there, it has it's place I know but larger will allow me to work easier with my flintstone mitts!
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Reply #43 on: January 15, 2014, 01:24:29 AM
Dennis,
I have only WaterColors and NO pastels.  :'(
I decided to do this one anyway.  I painted along with you.   :sweat:  Just didn't get it photographed untill today.   :coffee:

It was fun trying to keep up with you and picking my paints to match your pastel colors, as much as I could with what I had.  :pullhair:  :death:

My husband loves it and made me frame it.  I am not sure I would have done the frame otherwise.   :-\

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Reply #44 on: January 15, 2014, 01:49:59 AM
Lovely painting Sue.  Sounds like you have a very supportive husband.  Good for him.
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