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FORECALLER
05-16-2001, 04:44 PM
THIS IS OF COURSE A PASTEL, BUT WHAT I TRIED TO DO DIFFERENTLY IS THE SURFACE. I WANTED A REAL SAND PAPER, SO I TRIED TO MAKE IT MYSELF? NOW IF I TOLD YOU WHERE I GOT THE SAND, I WOULD PROBABLY BE ARRESTED, BUT I ONLY TOOK A HANDFUL FROM A VERY SPECIAL BEACH IN FLORIDA. I MIXED THIS WITH GESSO, ABOUT 1/4 SAND AND SOME WATER. PAINTED A 24" X 36" PIECE OF MAT BOARD BOTH WAYS AND THERE IT WAS. IT REALLY ATE-UP THE PASTELS, PARTICULARLY THE SOFT ONES , BUT HARD ONES WORKED WELL. THIS IS THE RESULT. NEXT TIME I WILL USE LESS SAND OR TRY PUMMICE? ANY IDEAS FROM ANYONE?

Jimbo68
05-16-2001, 04:46 PM
See if this works...

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Jimbo68
05-16-2001, 04:47 PM
I don't have any ideas, but it looks great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

weece
05-16-2001, 04:58 PM
Jimbo, wow, this is really great. Colourful, interesting, well done. Does any of the sand come off at all? or does it stay on really well? ( Speaking quietly ) We have a little bottle full of sand from a very very famous bunker..... hmmmmm, maybe a painting of that golf course with the technique you used???? Look, you have got me thinking!
ANyway, where is this picture from???

Jimbo68
05-16-2001, 05:07 PM
I didn't do this work! LOL I just posted it for Forecaller because it didn't show up in the original post http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

FORECALLER
05-16-2001, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo68:
I didn't do this work! LOL I just posted it for Forecaller because it didn't show up in the original post http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

HEY JIMBO, MANY THANKS FOR GETTING THE PAINTING UP!!! THIS IS ONE REASON WHY I HAVE NOT BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE. I NEVER SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT?? HOW DID YOU DO IT?

FORECALLER
05-16-2001, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by weece:
Jimbo, wow, this is really great. Colourful, interesting, well done. Does any of the sand come off at all? or does it stay on really well? ( Speaking quietly ) We have a little bottle full of sand from a very very famous bunker..... hmmmmm, maybe a painting of that golf course with the technique you used???? Look, you have got me thinking!
ANyway, where is this picture from???
I AM THE GUILTY PARTY, TOO STUPID TO KNOW HOW TO GET THE PAINTING WITH MY MESSAGE. THANKS TO JIMBO IT IS DONE. NO THE SAND STICKS VERY WELL AS DOES THE PASTEL AND AS A MATTER OF FACT YOU CAN REWORK AREAS BY TOOTHBRUSHING OFF THE PASTEL. HAVE FUN IN OR OUT OF THE BUNKER

deevaa
05-16-2001, 06:04 PM
a toothbrush? wow... I'd never have thought of that....



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ZOTMA
05-16-2001, 06:21 PM
thanks for the project, hmmmm where to get sand in Tucson?!

This piece is marvelous, the color, the flow, tasty.

ronin
05-16-2001, 07:48 PM
COLORAMA.......great job!

tammy
05-16-2001, 07:52 PM
What a marvelous painting!

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arteitaliana
05-16-2001, 09:42 PM
Great painting and great sand collecting story...
I have to say though, that cropping half of the sky would improve the painting, in my opinion.
I use sanded papers especially made for pastel. Wallis is one, if you like coarse surface, Ersta is another. You can order them trough Daniel Smith.

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Jimbo68
05-18-2001, 12:09 AM
Hey Forecaller -

You had it right, only you pasted the image code into the subject line of your post instead of in the text area. Again, really great job on this!

JeanineJ
05-18-2001, 09:09 AM
You are a "Star!" This is clearly a (rare)case where technique was very important to result... The design is strong on its own, but the sand made colors so beautifully deep.

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AmyH
05-18-2001, 01:08 PM
lovely work.

amy

bbbilly1326
05-18-2001, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by Rita Monaco:

I have to say though, that cropping half of the sky would improve the painting, in my opinion.


Really beautiful painting, but I'll also agree with Rita's suggestion.
Nevertheless, lovely as is.

Bill

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Jimbo68
05-18-2001, 03:08 PM
I dunno, I kind of like the sky - reminds me of being in Curacao last winter, open and breezy with all the color. Man I wish I were there now http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif