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Reply #315 on: September 24, 2015, 11:35:18 AM
Elize

I am away from my computer so have missed many works for thr past three weeks.  Sorry.

I have no experience with pastels so can only say that what Val and Lisa have written sounds correct.

You made a good first attempt though.

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Reply #316 on: September 24, 2015, 07:47:06 PM
Hi Elise, somehow I have missed a whole lot of posts recently - gremlins in the machine maybe!

As Lisa and Val have pointed out your verticals are a little off, but this is easy to fix as Val has suggested - kneadable eraser or bread will lift the pastel right out with very little residue. This is one of the beauties of working with pastels - the ability to rectify mistakes quite easily. Keep at it and you will see huge improvements with every lesson (although I may be slightly biased as pastels are my all time favourite medium) and my first attempt at pastels left a lot to be desired!!

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Reply #317 on: September 28, 2015, 06:55:28 PM
Hi there Lisa,Val, Fiona and Mea... no problem for not reacting!  I was really just worried that something changed over the past few weeks and I did not know!!!  Thank you for all the advice and guidance.  Pastels is a new medium for me and after this first exercise I realized not an easy medium.  I like challenges and will also conquer this one!!!!

See (or rather talk) again. 

Have a nice day!

Elize

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Reply #318 on: October 02, 2015, 11:29:55 AM
Good job Elize. From my side I can suggest to keep up with this amazing medium. Also, always considerer working out your shadows, like the tree against the roof or the rocks in the foreground. Those little details can make a great difference on your painting.  :clap: :clap: :painting:

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Reply #319 on: October 02, 2015, 05:25:43 PM
Elize, agree with the comments made. You still have made an excellent start for a first painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #320 on: December 05, 2015, 11:32:38 AM
Here is my attempt on the farm house.

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Reply #321 on: December 05, 2015, 02:49:02 PM
Vidar

You did a nice job on this farm house, although I think the yellow is a bit too bright.  Oh, and the pointed rock would not catch the eye so much if it were more rounded.

Otherwise, you did well.  Pastel looks so difficult to me; I admire those who attempt it.

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Reply #322 on: December 05, 2015, 03:42:26 PM
Thank you for your feedback Mea.
I am really struggling with all this colours, so I am out of tune with most of them :)
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Reply #323 on: December 05, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
A very neat painting, Vidar :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #324 on: December 05, 2015, 08:35:09 PM
 :thank you: Dennis

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Reply #325 on: December 16, 2015, 01:24:41 PM
Paper was a little rough and I definitely see lots of areas that i need to improve on. Overall though, definitely a medium I would like to progress with. Thanks Dennis and Nolan.

Trev


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Reply #326 on: December 16, 2015, 03:03:46 PM
Trev,

Love the bright, vivid colors you achieved.  Good separation between the house and the shed.  Nice tree shapes.  Great blending on the grass.

Only eye grabber are the two porch columns that seem to be kicking outward.

Overall, I'd say this is one of the very best I have seen of this scene.  Amazing for someone new to pastels.

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Reply #327 on: December 16, 2015, 06:48:02 PM
Trev, an excellent start with pastels :clap: :clap: :clap: Just remember that branches and twigs thin out towards the ends. O0
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Reply #328 on: December 17, 2015, 07:11:00 AM
Thanks Mea, Yup now that I look at those columns they certainly remind me of the buck teeth I used to have as child! :blush: Thanks Dennis, I cant wait to get that artists touch. You make trees look very easy when you do them. Definitely motivated to get that right!  :heeha:
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Reply #329 on: January 08, 2016, 11:22:14 PM
here is my attempt, I think I need some larger paper.. my fingers are too large and don't have any stumps yet. need to go get some.. no extra paper laying around either..  I can see that I tend to go slanted will have to work on that.  I chose different colors here and there..
Suggestions and critiques always welcome

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