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halthepainter
02-25-2012, 11:39 AM
I figured I might be able to squeeze enough time out of my weekend to work on the pelican.

It is still a work in progress and this is about the two hour stage. I'm working with oil pastels on an 8 by 10 inch canvas panel. The oil pastels are a brand new set of Senneliers which arrived yesterday, just in time for this project.:D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/140488-Pelican_wip_wde_2_24_12.jpg
I hope to be able to work on it some more this evening.
Suggestions for improvement welcome.

Valri Ary
02-25-2012, 12:47 PM
Gorgeous start! I'll be back to see the finish.

connievanwinssen
02-25-2012, 01:04 PM
Good start!:)

Vivien Maloney
02-25-2012, 01:14 PM
Looking good! I'll be back to see it finished.

Deano
02-25-2012, 04:40 PM
A fine looking start, Hal!

surob
02-25-2012, 05:50 PM
Really good start. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

jlloren
02-25-2012, 08:50 PM
Good start. Hope to see the finish.

halthepainter
02-25-2012, 11:30 PM
It's bedtime, and I think this is my final version. I'll look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/140488-pelican_2_24_final.jpg

I felt all that blue green required some red, hence the reddish rock.

crispur2005
02-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Lovely painting of a very popular subject this week and its in OP's which scores extra points in my book.

Paulafv
02-26-2012, 11:19 AM
Agree the red rock rocks. Don't you love the Senn's? They are so much like butter after other oil pastels. Also like their soft pastels for the same reason.

skappy
02-26-2012, 11:33 AM
You did very well Hal:clap:
Robert

halthepainter
02-26-2012, 11:35 AM
Thank you Christine and Paula.

For quite awhile I've just been using Erengis and Gray pas Specialists. I had forgotten how soft and how much easier the Senns are to spread around on canvas. The Erengis and Gray Pas required a lot of elbow grease to work into the canvas. In comparison the Senns were pure pleasure. Of course the Senns are considerably more expensive.

Thank you Robert, you snuck in there. We were typing at the same time.

bjcpaints
02-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Such rich colors and you did a wonderful job!!!

Helen
02-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Nice finish

halthepainter
02-26-2012, 01:14 PM
I took a better photo in daylight today.. My last photo was under artifical light and the focus wasn't very sharp.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/140488-Pelican,_2_24_wde.jpg
Also based on a tip from another artist, I think I have my white balance better adjusted.

rozzi
02-26-2012, 06:48 PM
I'm glad you took another pic - this shows it much better - it is fabulous esp in OPs.
Ros

halthepainter
02-26-2012, 08:36 PM
Thank you Ros.

sho3
02-27-2012, 01:25 AM
I sure like it.

bchlvr
02-27-2012, 06:20 AM
Beautiful work!

halthepainter
02-27-2012, 09:30 AM
Sho3 thank you.

Linn thank you.

artastic
02-27-2012, 10:03 AM
OH lovely, glad you got to play with new art supplies, this is beautiful and a nice tribute to our old man. I love the textures too

eyepaint
02-27-2012, 08:53 PM
What a little cutie!!

gr8grannygrump
02-27-2012, 09:03 PM
Hi, I am new here, so not up proper way of things, but I am an artist - do I have to be proper, too? Hope to get to know you all. I love the Pelican, Hal, and the airplane. Good Job/

halthepainter
02-27-2012, 09:06 PM
Bonnie, EP, thank you.

Thank you Grannygrump. I'm delighted to have you look in.

Depending on your medium there are many groups who share challenges and talk forums pertaining to a specific medium. The WDE is for any medium and repeats weekly. Once you've made four or five postings you'll be able to post a photo. I'm honored that your first post was to my painting. :heart:

I'm a retired Air Force Pilot, that's the reason for the airplanes.

Dewi
02-28-2012, 03:59 AM
Very cute, love your palette Hal.

halthepainter
02-28-2012, 10:01 AM
Thank you Dewi.