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Reply #165 on: January 26, 2018, 11:48:57 PM
Of course I was joking Val.... and calling myself ignorant (of the technicalities of pastel!), not suggesting you would say such a thing. Ignorant was used in the harmless original sense, not the emotive one! dear me.... what an awful thought!  :o  :o :o :o I tried pastel a few times and couldn't stand the dust. So I never pursued the methods of getting the best out of it. That's all I meant. Since I included Mea with me in the ignorant category, I hope she will forgive me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :flowers: :flowers: as apologies to you both!!!!


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Reply #166 on: January 27, 2018, 12:15:00 AM
No worries, Linley.  I AM ignorant about pastels!

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Reply #167 on: January 27, 2018, 12:20:58 AM
 :thankyou: Mea... I'm glad you are not offended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Reply #168 on: January 27, 2018, 02:22:09 AM
Hee, hee, Linley.   You are such a dear person.

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Reply #169 on: January 27, 2018, 03:38:10 AM
 :sweat: Whew! That's a relief.  No worries then Linley.

Crikey.... now there's two of us with a deranged sense of humour....we're all doomed!  :2funny:


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Reply #170 on: January 27, 2018, 06:47:53 AM
'Deranged' is probably right, Val.  :P


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Reply #171 on: January 27, 2018, 11:37:01 AM
Love the colours you using on the tree painting Val, i think its a pretty decent job so far,  with the added layers its sure to be a winner.
 I personally am not keen on the textured WC paper for pastels and I do like the sanded paper but it sure eats up your pastels at an alarming rate. I like a semi rough smooth texture at this stage of my pastel journey.
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Reply #172 on: January 27, 2018, 03:04:01 PM
Thank you Win. I managed a bit more yesterday between the squalls!  :boat:   I'll see about posting it today before I do anymore.

I don't think I'll ever get rid of all of the texture on this paper  :tongue: I'll go back to using w/c paper for w/c!  ;D

When I'm through with this experiment, my next paper adventure will be back to the Mi Teintes. This time I will use the smoother back side and lightly sand it before I start. Apparently that gives it a light fuzzy texture and increases the holding power for more layers but still gives a nice smooth finish.
So much to try and to learn! Loving it!!!  :yippee:


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Reply #173 on: January 27, 2018, 08:39:02 PM
Here's pt.2   Darkened and smoothed the sky a bit more. I think one more layer to get it right. Filled in tree on the right, stuck a few grasses down in the right corner. That is going to need more work!  :nunchucks: I'll get it whipped into shape. The path is filled in more and a bit better defined.

I think I'm going to have a go at popping in some spring flowers. Quite enjoying this making it up as I go.  :heeha:



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Reply #174 on: January 28, 2018, 12:07:58 AM
Looking good, Val.

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Reply #175 on: January 28, 2018, 01:13:36 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Coming along beautifully Val.  I love the way you have smoothed the sky and am looking forward to seeing the finished painting after you have performed your magic.


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Reply #176 on: January 28, 2018, 03:08:12 PM
Thanks Mea.

Patricia, I'm looking at this and wondering what will happen next! I wonder....what would Patricia do?!  :heeha:    ;D


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Reply #177 on: January 30, 2018, 01:01:48 AM
Val, what I would do, is just smooth the grass area a little for I think it has too much texture but that's just me.  Patricia
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Reply #178 on: January 30, 2018, 02:26:22 PM
 ;D   I knew I could count on you for some input!  :flowers:    I am in total agreement, I'm not too fussy about all that paper texture either. I'm thinking some less textured grassy bits and ooh, ooh,  :idea: perhaps a carpet of bluebells. I'm starting to like this pastel business!   :painting:         :2funny:


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Reply #179 on: February 01, 2018, 12:25:51 AM
Val, I too love pastels and the more you use them, the more you will love them.  You are doing so well with them which is exciting to see.


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