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Fagan
05-25-2001, 11:43 AM
Another attempt at a pastel. This is 9" x 12" on pastel paper. I do not know why my pastel landscapes look so cartoonish! Critiques and comments welcomed.
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Beverly
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jerryW
05-25-2001, 01:24 PM
please smack me but are there two sets of mountains in this one?

[This message has been edited by jerryW (edited May 25, 2001).]

Fagan
05-25-2001, 02:35 PM
Jerry...put yer spectacles on ....*laugh* no mountains in this picture.

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Beverly
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Impulse
05-25-2001, 04:14 PM
I am a bit closer to Jerry for smacking purposes. No mountains here. Nice painting though. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Sonia7373
05-25-2001, 04:40 PM
I don't think it looks "cartoonish" at all. It is beautiful, tropical and makes me want a mai tai. Fabulous.
Sonia

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bobsart
05-25-2001, 04:47 PM
Bev...I'm not a pastel person, (frankly, I don't know how you people do it) but I would have lightened the background more especially the sky...tooooo blue. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

jerryW
05-25-2001, 05:29 PM
ahemm...
are they clouds then?
those mountain shaped for m s?


ouch ..

impulse smacked me.

Fagan
05-25-2001, 05:48 PM
Jerry..ahem...yes..they are clouds *SMILE*
hmmmmmmmm and here I thought I was being atmospheric.

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Beverly
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JeanineJ
05-25-2001, 05:59 PM
Now, kids... do I have to remind you to play nicely, again??? lol...
I agree, the blue is too "out-of-the-tube" strong... I'm not certain how to remedy this with pastels... my guess would be to layer with softer shades...

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Jeanine Jackson
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GC
05-25-2001, 06:00 PM
Hi Beverly,

It's been a while since I did pastel.
Here are three links to some pictures to what may help you in pastel (or not)
I use the sort od dabble technique with more small strokes in pastel getting various colors to blend together visually.

Tropical Pastel link 1 (http://williambell.com/Tropical_PastelL.jpg)

Tropical Pastel link 1 (http://williambell.com/Tropical_Pastel.jpg)

Tropical Pastel link 1 (http://williambell.com/Tropical_PastelD.jpg)

I hope this may help.

Ginette

GC
05-25-2001, 06:02 PM
I forgot... also use white & off white to tame down.
I am speaking about chalk pastels.
Are using chalk or oil pastel?

Ginette

Fagan
05-25-2001, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Impulse:
I am a bit closer to Jerry for smacking purposes. No mountains here. Nice painting though. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



*Laugh* You are closer! Jerry is using big words and calling my clouds mountains!! Thank you for your comments.

Jeanine...yes the blue really shows up well. I am going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and hopefully will pick up a better selection of pastel colors. You can buy them by the stick (I believe).

Sonja...thank you...I will have a tekillya on the rocks please. *SMILE*

bobsart...yep..it is toooo blue.

Thanks GC...*SMILE*

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Beverly
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dghoweth
05-25-2001, 09:58 PM
I agree with jeanie the blues are too blue & palm trees have gray trunks start with any light color gradually paint over them with a darker pastels you have to mix on paper.

bbbilly1326
05-27-2001, 04:41 PM
Beautiful!! Very tropically intense. I don't think it looks cartoonish, just a little raw, as you've mentioned. Some graying down of the stronger colors will help. I use a light gray or white, but any light color will do.

Bill

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Bill
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