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djstar
04-03-2001, 01:02 AM
Don't ask what the other post did....
I had a really rewarding if hectic weekend!
I raced into long pose Saturday morning because I was going to visit my Mother in lovely YUMA that afternoon.
I had to leave early and finished this in 2 1/2 hours.
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I had such a great foot going there, and just before I left I fixed it! I am getting very confident of my materials. It is like a whole new medium!

Here is her head a bit closer:
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1/4 sheet of water color paper. I think I even got the tape close to square!
dj*

bbbilly1326
04-03-2001, 02:58 AM
The work on her flesh and hair could rank with some of Degas's pastel "apres le bain" nudes. Beautiful. Your confidence shows.

Bill

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Lulu
04-03-2001, 03:14 AM
dj, I'm in AWE of your work - have saved http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Lulu

bobsart
04-03-2001, 03:51 AM
Great job! Very pleasing to look at.

ArtyHelen
04-03-2001, 05:55 AM
Wow! You are great at this, dj!!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

Helen

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bri
04-03-2001, 06:50 AM
dj*(***),

Bless us and splash us!!!Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...like only a girl's elbow will...and the receding arm with light on knuckles, very nice. the squished sacral triangle area....very luscious nuances.

Perhaps the coloration of the two arms could vary a little more, and I think the receding arm's color is really effective, so I wouldn't change that one.

I love the small area of left side o f left knee where line separates calf from thigh.

It makes me want to be there.

---bri

Robert
04-03-2001, 07:04 AM
Way to go, DJ! And, in the words of the masterful DF Gray:

"Salute and salutations!"

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Cap
04-03-2001, 07:16 AM
Wonderful! could look for hours at all the different color combinations!

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Fagan
04-03-2001, 07:25 AM
HOLY COW!! Are you selling your artwork DJ????? Are you with any galleries?? Your work is stunning. abolute

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djstar
04-03-2001, 09:17 AM
AH FAGAN!
The galleries......
I did make my trip to Yuma a business trip and picked up about 5 frames from Mexico to start presenting them.
I had NO room to store art until recently and now I am slowly shaping them up.
I really think I started doing oils because they are easier to stick a frame on and hang on a wall. Pastels need the real thing.
I used to try to cut my own mats and it was a horror. I am putting pennies in a jar so I can get GOOD framing done.
For now, I have new bosses so I am trying to get the framed ones up at work and putting prices and labels on so I am taken seriously.
My crush season is over in a month or so and I will haul them under my arm around the galleries!

Bri... You got me thinking. EVERYONE in Arizona seems to have red arms and elbows. I sort of paint too much of what I see and looking at your comments I figured it out. SUN SUN EVERYWHERE! Looking at the posting this morning I see this is too dark and you may see a bigger difference WERE you here to look at the real thing. :-)
THANK YOU ALL!!!
dj*

tammy
04-03-2001, 09:17 AM
Beautiful. The only thing I see is that the top of her back looks flabby or too rounded. Not sure how to describe it cept just doens't look quite right. Other than that, YOU GO GIRL!

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jnet11
04-03-2001, 09:21 AM
ahhhhh dj- perfection! not once iota of this pastel bothers me ... she is exquistite and the pose is making me keep salivating - I had to go get a handkercheif. I love the layering of colors - in particular the green of her back, and that hand on the left is the coup de tat for the entire piece for me - you should title it "Unwed" to draw extra attention to that hand.

gushing cosmic love through the electrons on my screen to yours http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

jeanette*

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Fagan
04-03-2001, 09:50 AM
DJ..the reason I am asking about the galleries is that I am going to be in Phoenix in May. I thought I would look at some of your work, if you were in a gallery, there in Phoenix. I know it is freakin expensive to mat and frame pastels and watercolors! I used to work at a place called Hobby Lobby (the only way I could afford frames was to work there)and I cut mats and did some framing. Good luck on the walk about.

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djstar
04-03-2001, 10:03 AM
BY MAY I hope to be at least hanging around one or two in ARC gallery on Main Street in Scottsdale.
They do the art walks on Thursday although they are fading fast with the heat!
Be sure to try me there, it is where my pals and I paint. The money folk will be gone and I know AT LEAST ONE should be hanging, they like me, but my presentation skills are still in need!
Thanks! You boost my spirits!
dj*

bri
04-03-2001, 11:45 AM
dj*(***),

That makes much more sense to me thinking of all that sun. Ouch! It makes me want to be there for a completely different reason, now.

I still have lines on my thighs from where I got crisped in Sonoma almost TWO YEARS AGO!!!

again...nice one!

---bri

leesmith
04-03-2001, 03:01 PM
DJ,
This is a smash! It would be impossible not to sell this. I like everything about it!

sajemak
04-03-2001, 03:22 PM
I absolutely love your use of color!

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ironhorse
04-03-2001, 03:41 PM
WOW! Lovely use of Colour, light, and form. All that in 2 and half hours. I'm jealous!
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Gerak
04-05-2001, 01:22 AM
Degas would love it.
Beautiful work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

weece
04-05-2001, 06:04 AM
S T U N N I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deenna
04-05-2001, 06:58 AM
this is really gorgeous! i am very impressed!

Unni
04-11-2001, 06:35 AM
Absolutely Marvellous !!!

Unni

arourapope
04-11-2001, 09:32 AM
Wow........................................
Aurora

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teac
04-11-2001, 05:20 PM
Love it. Pastels are soooo much fun. Your colour picks are perfect. I hear you on the matting thing. I use a dexter bevel cutter, when I am low on money to get it done pro. Trouble with framers though is that they want you to spray the heck out of your pastel, so it wont dust all over the matt. And that really takes away all the hard work of getting your colours just right. I dont care what it says on the spray can. It never looks the same after its been sprayed. So I always touch mine up after, and tell the framer to just deal with it. I will live with a bit of pastel dust on my matt. All this talk of sun, is getting me antsy for spring to get her butt into gear. Too cold here still.

djstar
04-16-2001, 08:19 PM
HALLAYLOOYAHHHHH!!!!!
We are all back!!!
Thank you so much for your postings, I am just happy to be home and back in Wet Canvas.
I HAD to comment on the spray thing:
I know I can use it to darken up my underpainting, works SOOOO good, I totally lost the picture of the fruit I posted from my first class with Sally Strand.
I tried to gently re paint the top lights, but without the real fruit, it is very flat and lifeless.
I am still wandering in the pastel forum looking for the perfect solution.
BUT I took Bruin's advice and went to look at the lifesize portrait in pastel at our art museum by W. M. Chase.
NOT A SPECK of dust in the case.
Of course I think it is bolted to the wall.
LOVE YOU ALL
happy to be back and up!
dj*

DFGray
04-18-2001, 06:45 PM
salute and salutations, the piece celebrates life
regards
Dan

dornberg
06-06-2001, 04:08 PM
great use of the pages shape

diagonals lead one into the picture,
then up the vertical lines,
ending at the pretty hair and purple background

nicely done

color combonation really relates well

atont
06-06-2001, 09:59 PM
This is by far, my favorite! You do lay down your color with confidence. Keep em' coming!

Danny
06-07-2001, 12:00 AM
This Is Really Great .I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! It Has Color ,Mood ,Depth, Feeling ,And Sensuality. It Stands On Its Own. Once Again This Is The Kind Of Great Art I Might Display Proudly On My Walls. And I say That About Very Few. Not That Others Of You Aren't Good Even Great. Its Just A Matter Of Personal Taste. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Now About Yuma . That's Where Your Mother Is Huh. Say Isnt Yuma A Prison???? Just Kidding Hun . No Offence Ment.I,ve Been To Lovely Yuma Myself. As A Tourist Not A Prisoner LMAO!!!I Must Say It Is A Very Bueatiful Area.Would Love To Paint Some Nudes In The Springs At Verdy Hot Springs Area Too.That Whole Area Is Breath Takeing. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif


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MichaelRH
06-07-2001, 12:24 AM
This is really!!! beautiful dj!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif