View Full Version : Sunday night re-run

03-19-2001, 01:44 AM
I did my first palette knife picture of her a few weeks ago and now I am trying my new pastel style after the workshop.
I did it on a Morilla block. Not exactly the 140 cold press we used in workshop, but the watercolor underpainting worked.
It is 11 x 14.

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Here is a little close up of what is going on with the layers of color.
(Blue for Simon!)

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03-19-2001, 02:20 AM
This is very good, the only thing that really bothers me is the bright red shirt which is dominating the painting without truly appearing part of the painting, taking emphasis off the portrait.
I think you should break up the red shirts edges with some of those great marks of yours and then treat it as if it were a secondary light source lighting the face under the chin and nose, and areas of flesh next it.

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03-19-2001, 02:23 AM
I love the closeup the work is excellent through this area.
What type of pastels are you using?

03-19-2001, 03:05 AM
beautiful work... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

David Acres
03-19-2001, 03:52 AM
Cool DJ! Pretty Model! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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03-19-2001, 04:24 AM
I agree with Martin, but I think it might be the lower right-hand piece of the shirt that's the main culprit. Too bright maybe.

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03-19-2001, 07:04 AM
Fantastic djstar. The work on the face is fantastic. I envy that skill.

03-19-2001, 11:25 AM
The main work is good old Nupastel. I haul stuff around so much I need something I can at least gently fix.
I have a huge box full of everything. My basic set was an antique box of Grumbacher...go try to find THEM....and now it is whatever I find.
We got samples of all the lush ones too. I popped a few of them in too. I know if I keep this stuff up, I will end up using mostly soft, but I prefer semi hard to work with, but love the look and feel of soft.
Too expensive for right now to eat up stick after stick in a painting.
AND this is on a totally different ground than what I am used to. I like Mi Tientes and Canfield colored papers.

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simon levenson
03-19-2001, 02:12 PM
I am truly touched that you mentioned me in the writing under this drawing.

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03-20-2001, 12:18 AM
excellent edges and color and composition - but what wins me over most is the reflective quality of her gaze.

03-21-2001, 10:22 AM
Very nice.

sue ellen
03-21-2001, 04:00 PM
nice piece...i love the way you handle your subjects. You create such a wonderful texture with the pastels.

I have long been a fan of your oil painting..and now i find myself liking the pastel work just as well.

sue ellen

03-21-2001, 04:44 PM
FANTASTIC! All of it is GREAT! I keep going back to that face! Gorgeous... the whole painting works.

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-20-2001, 08:17 AM
Great, emotional depth!!

I emailed you Debra

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