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Author Topic: Judylh Pastel Paintings  (Read 294 times)


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on: December 13, 2014, 03:39:40 AM
I took this picture of the Pemigewasset (Pemi) River as we were hiking the trails of the Flume Gorge in the Franconia NH State Park this past June on our road trip vacation.

We left Ontario and headed south to the USA and spent 9 days travelling through New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We love travelling and exploring new rivers rapids and waterfalls. I have tons of pics I would love to paint.

So today I attempted to paint my own version of this one in pastels!

Still room for lots of improvements ... it would probably be very helpful to do the watercolour classes with the waterfalls lessons to get a better ideas on how to make my paintings look like flowing rapids  :2funny: :2funny:

but for my first attempt I am quite happy with it!

Comments and feedback always welcome!


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Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 04:08:12 AM
A lot of opportunities in those rocks for putting in some deep shadows!

Love the scene.  :clap:

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Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 04:17:18 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie!

I will do my best to put in some deep shadows in the rocks ... maybe tomorrow as for now I need to just walk away from it for a while and get some sleep!!

Thanks again for your feedback GREATLY appreciated! 

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Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 06:04:06 AM

Really nicely done.  Natalie has a good suggestion. 


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Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 10:51:43 PM
This is going to be fabulous when it's done! i suggest adding a bit more water to the river to really make the white surf stand out more...and more shadows on the rocks. You've chosen a wonderful photo to paint!


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Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 11:44:26 PM
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Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 05:14:53 AM
 :thankyou: soooo much for the encouragement and feedback Natalie Mea Sharon and Zack greatly appreciated!  :smitten: