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Ribezla

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on: December 31, 2015, 05:15:42 PM
My son wanted me to take a photo of him with an apple. When I saw the photo afterwards, I couldn't resist to paint his portrait with my new pastels on a A4 watercolour paper. (8.3x11.7 in)


And here is another portrait, which I lately posted in wrong forum section and was kindly told to post it here.



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Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 06:38:55 PM
These are excellent, Sarlota! :clap:
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Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
Beautifully done, Sarlota :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 09:15:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Sarlota.    Patricia
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Reply #4 on: December 31, 2015, 11:16:54 PM
Sarlota,

Both portraits are treasures.

Lovely work.

aloha

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Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 02:19:00 AM
Sarlota - your talent keeps continuing to shine. So well done!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #6 on: January 01, 2016, 01:11:19 PM
They look great!
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Ribezla

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Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 01:24:38 PM
 :thankyou: all, my mother liked her portrait, which she found under her christmas tree. I still have much to learn. And I need to find the right paper for my pastel painting. These papers I used are not what I am looking for.


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Reply #8 on: January 01, 2016, 07:20:15 PM
Sarlota,

Had no doubt your Mom would love the painting. 

Feel so proud of yourself!!!

aloha

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Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 12:58:35 AM
Sarlota, I really love these portraits.  Very well done.  I know what you mean about the right pastel paper.  I have found after much experimenting that I prefer a beige tone for portraits.  I have finally settled on Pastel Premier paper, a new paper sold by Dakota pastels (don't know if they ship to you) and I use the Italian Clay color. It is a sanded paper.  A medium olive paper is also nice for skintones.


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Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 09:25:02 AM
Thanks for your advice, Lynn. I am googling for various pastel papers. The one you mentioned seems to be sold only in US and Canada (international shipping is quite expensive). I found some Canson and Daler/Rowney papers on internet. I'll try these. Or maybe I consult my decision with few local artists here in my town.


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Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 02:58:44 PM
Sarlota, your portraits are lovely, you have a real talent for them  :clap: :clap: :clap:

With regard to the type of paper to use, I always use Canson Mi-Teintes as I like the tooth it gives me, and like Lynn I also prefer a lighter or mid tone paper. The two I use most often are Moonstone and China Grey. Hope this helps.

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Ribezla

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Reply #12 on: January 06, 2016, 12:49:20 PM
Thank you Fiona, you helped me to choose Canson paper. It is available in my country. I am curious, how my pastel painting will look like on a beige paper. :)


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Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 11:37:18 PM
 :congrats:   Both beautiful portraits. Your talent continues to overflow.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016, 05:07:22 PM
wow.. you are very talented with portraits.  for me they are quite difficult!