View Full Version : WDE Feb 17- pastel sunset and carver

02-20-2012, 06:20 PM
this is hobein soft pastels on colorfix sanded paper, the materials are top notch, the painting is not


the carver is WC on 8x8 wc paper, this is what I love. better stick to WC

1 hour each
thanks for the great photos Joel

02-20-2012, 06:47 PM
I like both of them. I would never have tried the carver. Really great crop on both of them. Keep playing with the pastels. :clap:

02-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Don't put yourself down, Bonnie. You've got a wonderfully atmospheric beach painting. People who want realism will settle for a photograph but your picture has emotion. I particularly like the little figure on the far left (as viewed). It so puts me in mind of skimming stones with my kids ( and now grandkids).

Nice work on the carver - particularly the hand formation.

02-20-2012, 07:34 PM
Pastels are difficult until you are comfortable with them. I like my Senn's the best, I think, but Pan Pastels are a learning experience for me, and there's nothing like a set of pastel pencils to get you going (then, fill in the color with the larger stuff.) I also love my Rembrandts and NuPastels rock as a first layer. I guess I love them all, but these I use the most. Getting used to Art Spectrum which is a special double set including extra lights and extra darks. The Unisons and others are tucked away together in a large box which I don't use. It's too confusing to have 1,000 colors in different places.

I think the first is a very good painting which conveys the subject and the atmosphere. Most important.

Your watercolor is also very good, especially the workman's hand.

02-20-2012, 08:52 PM
I agree about the atmosphere of the sunset -- nice feeling from it. The carver is great! Good job on both.

02-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Nice job on the sunset piece.

02-21-2012, 05:36 AM
LOVE the wood carver!:)

02-21-2012, 07:06 AM
Bonnie, Don't be too hard on yourself. I agree with what Joy said. Great atmospheric painting. Shows the mood and it's beautiful!
I think you are the only one brave enough to tackle the carver. I'm so glad you did because it turned out magnificently!

Thanks for joining us this week!

02-21-2012, 07:41 PM
Beautiful job on the wood carver - lovely watercolour. Great reflections and silhouettes in the pastels.

02-22-2012, 03:22 AM
Nice light on the sunset Bonnie , the carver wc is very good

02-22-2012, 03:47 AM
Nice job on both!

02-22-2012, 09:40 AM
Great work on both of them, Bonnie!!

02-22-2012, 09:00 PM
Wow - the woodcarver was so challenging and you did an amazing job!!

02-23-2012, 07:03 AM
Hey Bonnie:wave: i like the evening beachy f/g a lot:thumbsup: great crop on the carver,great painting on a difficult subject:clap: