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Valri Ary
02-26-2012, 01:03 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/35329-pelican_30_minutes_edited-1.jpg
One hour
90lb arches cold press
Various wc paints
Salt
approx 10 x 10

But I can't seem to upload the thistles - RATZ!!

I'll try it again tomorrow.

connievanwinssen
02-26-2012, 03:51 AM
Good to see you participating again! Great background:)

crispur2005
02-26-2012, 03:58 AM
Salty pelicans, how perfect is that. Love what is happening so far and it great to see you painting again. I will check back for the thistle and pelicans progress.

Deano
02-26-2012, 07:59 AM
Love the reversed pelican, Valri! Background is looking good! I'll be back to check it all out including the thistles after you've taught that stupid ol' uploader a thing or two! :lol:

Valri Ary
02-26-2012, 09:00 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/35329-thistles_45_minutes_edited-2.jpg
At about 45 minutes

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/35329-thistles_1_hour_edited-2.jpg
Another 20 minutes or so - so over an hour at this point

approx 10 x 10 on arches 90lb cold press

Not sure why the uploader is being so dang difficult. I needed to re save both these pics in order to get them to upload.....grrrrr!!!

surob
02-26-2012, 09:12 AM
Great start on both of them. Looking forward to seeing them completed. Especially the thistle.

Paulafv
02-26-2012, 11:06 AM
Love both backgrounds, especially the first for the thistles. Looking forward to the finishes.

skappy
02-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Great start Valri I 'm foreseeing masterpieces:)
Robert

bjcpaints
02-26-2012, 12:24 PM
You have set youself up for sucess, Valri and it will be worth the effort on those wonderful BGs! I will check back!

Helen
02-26-2012, 12:49 PM
Great start on both of them Valri.

rozzi
02-26-2012, 06:53 PM
Ooooohh. I like the background on the peli. The thistles are looking good!!I'll be back to see your finale.
Ros

sundiver
02-26-2012, 07:52 PM
Very cool already! I'll be back to see their progress.

Valri Ary
02-26-2012, 09:02 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/35329-pelican_salted.jpg

I removed the salt and have this to deal with now...kinda liking it and will post tomorrow after the bird gets some color!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/35329-thistles_2_hours.jpg

UGH...really hating this now. It was so nice before I started on the thistles...heavy handed VALRI gets in there and then it's all over but the crying. This is at the 2 hour mark...not sure what I will do now...blah!

Valri Ary
02-26-2012, 09:04 PM
OMG...it's even worse on my monitor! Those thistle heads look like floating heads with no faces!!! Oh no...I feel inspired to go make faces on them now...HELP ME!!!

sho3
02-27-2012, 01:30 AM
I look forward to completion.:)

bchlvr
02-27-2012, 06:22 AM
I'm sure both will be lovely!

artastic
02-27-2012, 10:00 AM
oh my I love the BG of the pelly, this is going to be wonderful
I ALSO really like the thistles, love teh purples and greens, I know you will finish off in fantasic style like you always do, can't wait to see the finish

Paulafv
02-27-2012, 10:23 AM
There's always pastel overlay, my go to fix for disasters.

123harry
02-27-2012, 11:50 AM
Very interesting to see the process here. The big washes of colour are seductive.

Valri Ary
02-27-2012, 02:14 PM
There's always pastel overlay, my go to fix for disasters.

Yes that and ink!! Always my go to for fixes too....

Teaching that to my class right now...they are all hooked on pastel overlay on their watercolors whether it's a fix or not!!!

eyepaint
02-27-2012, 08:55 PM
I love all the backgrounds and so pleased to see some of the foreground of the thistles.

Valri Ary
02-28-2012, 12:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2012/35329-pelly_done2_wc.jpg
If anyone knows me at all then you know how hard it was for me to not go DARK with this bird....I made myself use a little itty bitty brush and go slow...super slow AND then I walked away WAY before I wanted to...I kinda like it!!
All tolled this guy took about 2.5 hours.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2012/35329-thistles_with_pastels_done_wc.jpg
I was hoping to save these wonderful thistles with pastels but ALAS it's a lost cause BUT in the spirit of...blah, blah, blah - here it is!! TA-DA...I do like how the sky turned out and the rest - well, not so much.

Vivien Maloney
02-28-2012, 01:17 PM
I love the Pelican and the thistles also - both are beautiful! Sometimes we work on a painting so much, that we can't see it ojbectively, but I think you've done a wonderful job on both, even if you don't think so yourself!

crispur2005
02-28-2012, 04:13 PM
That pelican is AWESOME and the background works so beautifully with it. Its a definite keeper, that is if it doesn't sell before the paint dries. Congratulations on knowing when to walk away, it is a lesson I have yet to learn. Love your thistles as well, I I have to admit I did see Mr eraser heads face in them after you put the thought in my mind:lol: :lol: and maybe a scotch guard or two :lol: :lol: but they are pure scotch thistle now and they look pretty good to me.

skappy
02-28-2012, 04:33 PM
Wow the pelican turned out well Valry

No,non,neni the thistles have stilll a great potential some details dark and strong color in pastel will make it sing like a chaffinch
Robert

Paulafv
02-28-2012, 04:43 PM
So glad you kept the pelican whitish and I love the red/pinks you used for his shadows. It's an outstanding painting. Thistles look good, the sky color is a perfect complement for the purples. You could still print a copy and try the pastel overlay on the copy to see how you like it. Glad you're teaching some tricks of painting to your students. Saves some agony when things to amiss.

owenj
02-28-2012, 08:10 PM
They're both lovely! The light peaches & red-violet on the pelican are superb!

jlloren
02-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Fantastic work on both! What a treat!

Valri Ary
02-29-2012, 12:59 AM
So glad you kept the pelican whitish and I love the red/pinks you used for his shadows. It's an outstanding painting. Thistles look good, the sky color is a perfect complement for the purples. You could still print a copy and try the pastel overlay on the copy to see how you like it. Glad you're teaching some tricks of painting to your students. Saves some agony when things to amiss.

Oh but I did do the pastels on top of the wc thistles...LOL!! But no luck for me! Oh well...sometimes it works and other times - well not so much!!!

artastic
02-29-2012, 08:19 AM
the thistles are nicely done, even though you don't like them much, love th skyline

the pelican is outstanding, everything works! what size is it?
fantastic Val

Valri Ary
02-29-2012, 09:24 AM
the thistles are nicely done, even though you don't like them much, love th skyline

the pelican is outstanding, everything works! what size is it?
fantastic Val

They are both about 10 x 10....

surob
02-29-2012, 02:20 PM
I LOVE the pelican!

justjean
03-01-2012, 04:26 PM
WOO HOO, had to peak in and see and you have not dissapointed , LOVE them both :thumbsup:

Leya Lakshmanan
03-02-2012, 09:05 AM
That pelican is amazing! I dont see anything wrong with the thistles too!

bluemoonstar
03-02-2012, 05:08 PM
I think they're both really nice pieces! Pelican background is fantastic!