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Impulse
05-19-2001, 08:15 PM
Thought I'd find out what this pastel stuff is all about. Critique welcome. It has slightly more contrast in the photo than in real life. Cheap (really cheap) pastels on watercolor paper 18 x 24.


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rsmak
05-19-2001, 08:31 PM
Very colourful.but doesn't look like your style.
rosanna

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JeanineJ
05-19-2001, 08:36 PM
Rich, Impulse! I think this is a good study... the center path seems too centered for me... Pastels are tough!

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Fagan
05-19-2001, 09:57 PM
This is pretty dramatic stuff Impulse! You have really been experimenting with different looks and styles. I like the sky...maybe toned down just a tad. The path might be better curved and to one side instead of the middle. A great beginning...I think you just might have a feel for this medium. *SMILE*

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cleo
05-19-2001, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by Impulse:
Cheap (really cheap) pastels on watercolor paper 18 x 24.

cheap, not such a bad thing!

cleo

wendee
05-20-2001, 05:47 AM
yes i would tone down the sky and change the path ...i agree with fagan http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif..otherwise nice

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jerryW
05-20-2001, 09:29 AM
I very much enjoy the long grain stalks and how they interpenetrate, and dance.
Can the sky get these same dancing marks and still be sky. (van gogh emerges here for me)

krazyken101
05-20-2001, 10:20 AM
Very nice and loose, but If you want to get a better feel for pastels drop the watercolor paper and give Mi-Teintes paper a try. W/c paper is very hard to blend on there is too much tooth. And dont worry about the Cheap pastels I use all price ranges when I work in pastels and it only makes a difference when you decide to start working in layers or need specific types(soft-hard-etc) to work specific techniques of layering.I think you should try the Mi-Teintes paper, because you seem to have a natural feel for the medium.

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dghoweth
05-20-2001, 11:05 AM
I SEEM TO SEE A LARGE FACE IN SKY & RECLINING NUDE!!!EXCELLENT, MOVE OVER VAN GOGH

Impulse
05-21-2001, 06:00 PM
Rosanna, thanks - you're right but I'm looking around to see what I can do.

Thans Jeanine - agree on the path.

Thanks Bev. I've curved the path and toned down the sky. May repost if I get happy with it.

Cleo, no it isn't.

Wendee, thanks.

Thanks Jerry, I tried for your idea which made immediate sense to this brain -- afraid I don't have the skill for it. I may try it with less coarse paper.

Thanks Ken. I'll try the Mi-Teintes and see what happens.


Dghoweth, WHERE? WHERE? OH PLEEAASE... WHERE?


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Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

Artistammy
05-22-2001, 05:06 PM
I love it. I don't know that I would tone down the sky. I do agree with the path curving. I'd love to see the improved version.
Tammy

Impulse
05-22-2001, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Artistammy:
I love it. I don't know that I would tone down the sky. I do agree with the path curving. I'd love to see the improved version.
Tammy

Thank you. I curved the path AND toned down the sky. Not sure I should've but I did. I'll repost soon if I don't think I can make it any better.

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Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

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