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05-17-2003, 08:36 AM
Still life, pastel paper, sepia pigmented ink and white gouache, brush and dip pen.

Almost posted in the wash project, but decided it wasn't washy enough!



05-17-2003, 08:43 AM
Hi Chris.

Very nice,

good composition to.

05-17-2003, 08:59 AM
Thanks Phillip!

I'm doing a quick oil pastel version as well - if I still think it has something going for it, I may try something similar in acrylic on one of those frames I bought today.


05-17-2003, 09:01 AM
Spectacular Chris.....lovely composition and colour:clap: :clap:

I really love this one and those reflections are to die for dahlink

05-17-2003, 09:08 AM
Thanks Chris.

I must say I am starting to enjoy portraying shiny things...which wasn't always the case.;)

05-17-2003, 09:11 AM
Can't wait to see what you do with acrylic, I have not tried out the acrylic as yet Chris.

been working on a rose painting in watercolor this arvy.
Turned out pretty good.

05-17-2003, 10:00 AM
Oh Chris, I love this one! I love the reflection on the knife. Outstanding work.
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05-17-2003, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Jakeally
Spectacular Chris.....lovely composition and colour:clap: :clap:

I really love this one and those reflections are to die for dahlink

Well said......a really nice painting Chris.:clap: :clap:

05-17-2003, 06:46 PM
Very Beautiful

05-17-2003, 11:46 PM
Thanks Monica, Dave, and Axl!

05-18-2003, 12:59 AM
Hi Chris.
Had a barby today at my sisters place, & we had no onions,
Funny I thought of you with all these onions, Shame I did not know where you lived, I could of scavenged some. :D

only kidding, I would not take those onions of you.

05-18-2003, 03:55 AM
hi Seejay,

This is a nice dynamic piece... i just bought some 'pastel paper' too but not sure if its the same as urs.... mine is like really fine sandpaper with a coloured coating on it? Can you show us a detail of some of the media on the ground.. close up so i can see the grain etc.. as im not sure how u got ink to work on it? Tanks ;)

05-18-2003, 06:32 AM
You're getting pretty damn flash with these sepia and reflection still lifes seejsay! I really like the strength of line and tonal depth here - and of course the reflection looks maaaarvelous.
...And I think you should put it in the wash project, it has more 'washy' parts than mine ended up with LOL.

05-18-2003, 09:08 AM
Really lovely Chris. The cleaver is great.

05-18-2003, 10:31 AM
Chris!!! This is GORGEOUS - the cleaver IS AWESOME!!! Truly truly beautiful!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-18-2003, 11:08 AM
AWESOME painting Chris!! Love the highlights and reflection!! This is definitely something you should FRAME!! It would look GREAT hanging in someone's kitchen!! :D:)

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05-18-2003, 12:17 PM
Chris!! You are kicking butt!!! This one is great. If I had it, it would be a frame in my kitchen. :D and I HATE onions so that should say a lot I hope.

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05-18-2003, 10:42 PM
Thanks everyone.

I need those onions for a couple more nights yet, I think!;)

The pastel paper I use is Canson Mi-Teintes (??) - this time I used the "smooth" side. Not sure what the colour is called...yours sounds like Art Spectrums colourfix??? I don't think sanded paper would be good for this type of thing...especially not the pen bit;)

I don't have a scan of the surface right now, but I don't think you would see much anyway - it is just paper. I only use it because the colour goes well with the ink.

The pastel paper mustn't have much sizing, as I would imagine for paper used for dry materials; the ink soaks in quickly which doesn't really allow for a nice smooth wash. I think this is more painted than washed.

LeAnne and Jamie:
That cleaver hasn't been getting much use lately; I think I have found a new use for it tho'.;)

Murray and Danny:
I'm trying to get a few works done for upcoming exhibitions - I need to get more done, then go back and pick out my favourites to frame.

I think this should be one of them.


Rose Queen
05-18-2003, 10:50 PM
I love this! It has immediacy, depth and wonderful atmosphere!

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05-19-2003, 02:03 AM
Thanks Rose Queen!

05-19-2003, 02:32 AM
Thanks mate,

you prolly just saved me from ruining a $7 piece of paper ;)

05-19-2003, 02:04 PM
Very nice Chris...

05-19-2003, 02:24 PM
Wonderful job Chris. You can just almost feel the shiny papery feel of them and the sepia tone and color of the paper works great with this. I can almost smell them..hehe

05-19-2003, 10:35 PM
Thanks Eamon and Sharon.

Onions are great until you have to cut them up...;)

05-19-2003, 10:49 PM
Onions are great until you have to cut them up...
...but why seejay...:crying: :crying: :crying: ...but why ...:crying: :crying: :crying:


05-21-2003, 04:56 AM
Chris this is wonderful. You know I love these drawings you do with sepia ink and white, you are developing a personal style. They will be fantastic in an exhibition.

05-21-2003, 06:49 AM
Wow dolors, thanks a lot.

I like doing these, and they seem to just happen, so maybe you are right about the style developing - thanks for the confidence boost.


05-22-2003, 04:19 PM
:) Chris! This goes very well with the bottles!I love it!

05-22-2003, 06:03 PM
Thanks MJ!


05-22-2003, 07:29 PM
Big Big Smile!!! Very nice piece.

05-22-2003, 10:51 PM
Thanks Iris, your comment has given me a big smile too.;)

05-22-2003, 11:21 PM
Hi Chris.

Finnished with those onions yet ? :D

Cya tommorrow morning,