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bruce johnson

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on: January 30, 2015, 04:00:47 AM
Hi Folks, this is study of my brother, Allan,  which I painted a couple of years ago... Allan was sitting in quite bright New Zealand sun which is the effect I tried to capture..



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Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 04:10:27 AM
Wow~  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 04:13:42 AM
Wow. This is fantastic, you must finish it. :clap:


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Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 04:25:46 AM
This is great!  Wonderful skin tones and beautiful treatment of the eyes!!! What pastels are you using and on what type of paper?


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Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 04:34:33 AM
Bruce, please finish this. It is absolutely wonderful. I want to pinch his cheeks - they look so real and his eyes are so expressive. Finish it! I can't wait to see it complete.
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Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 04:44:26 AM
Wow you guys are so quick off the mark... My brother wants me to finish it as well, so once I get a bit of clear space I think I will actually paint it again.. there are a few things I'm not happy about which need fixing..

Lynn, Rembrandt pastels and Nu-pastels.. 20 x 16 on 300gsm cold pressed water colour paper..
Thanks for all your nice comments  :painting: Bruce


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Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 04:47:39 AM
Cold pressed watercolor paper? That's interesting. I thought it would be too smooth for pastel. Guess I'll have to try it, thanks.
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Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 04:52:51 AM
If you're going to use WC paper Diane, use hard pastels (similar to conte pastels) first and only lightly, barely touching the paper... once you have the main painting complete you can use soft pastels ( Rembrandt, Unison etc ) to bring up highlights. If you use soft pastels for main portrait you will fill the tooth too quickly and the technique wont work..
The only reason I used WC paper was because at the time its all I had available  :crazy2:

Cheers Bruce


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Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 05:12:40 AM
Gosh, Bruce, it's like looking at a photograph.  You are incredibly good at this.

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Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 10:30:45 AM
Bruce, this is master work!  :)
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Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 02:24:41 PM
Wow the face is comming right out of the paper,  awsome.   :yippee:


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Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 06:20:01 PM
This is going to be fantastic.  I love it....the expression and the shadings are great!
(And, thanks for the information.)
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Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 08:43:47 PM
Excellent expressive portrait
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Reply #13 on: January 31, 2015, 12:41:38 AM
This is going to be spectacular when it's done!!
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Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015, 08:15:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow Bruce, it is excellent so far. You MUST finish it.    Patricia
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