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Smudger
05-23-2003, 11:57 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Chelsea Flower Show 2003
Project Leader: Smudger
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

I have just returned from the Chelsea Flower Show 2003. Your mission, should you wish to accept it, is to go to MY REFERENCE IMAGES (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showgallery.php?ppuser=19369&cat=500&thumb=1&stype=2&perpage=12&sort=1) and get inspired to create something in Pastel.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=440)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Bobbie
05-24-2003, 12:20 AM
Oh, Smudger, what a bounty of gorgous photos. How very generous ot your to share all these lovely pix with us. It is such a feast for the eyes - and soul. I not much of a flower person but I will have to enter this! I loved your shots of the bldgs. - the geometric forms are so terrific!!!!!
Thanks so very much.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

PCool
05-24-2003, 01:31 AM
Beautiful images Smudger! This show will have to go on my future "to do list.":clap::clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Smudger
05-24-2003, 02:13 AM
Thank you both... this should be fun:D

angeline
05-24-2003, 04:58 AM
Wow some gorgeous pics to choose from.......i will sign on if i ever get time!

E-J
05-25-2003, 11:18 AM
I think I'm the first to post in this project! Just a progress entry tho, so don't get excited ... it could still turn out rubbish :) I was breaking my head over a still life composition problem and taking it all rather seriously and I decided I needed to do something fun, no pressure. You took some lovely photos, Mark ~ hope the whole forum signs up for this one!

Smudger
05-25-2003, 11:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22361

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13865/tn_yellow_flowers_wip.jpg

looks great so far:clap: thanks for joining in E-J

Mo.
05-25-2003, 11:31 AM
Right Smudge...I'm off to sign up too. :) Which one though? Which one? :D

Cheers,
Mo.

Mo.
05-25-2003, 11:34 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13865/tn_yellow_flowers_wip.jpg

Looking good so far E-J, I think you'll turn out a stunner.

Mo.

E-J
05-25-2003, 01:10 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/13865/tn_yellow_flowers.JPG

Well, I'm done. It's not a stunner, Mo, but I had fun doing it :) It turned out sort of like a William Morris design ~ not terribly 3D but quite decorative. How anyone gives volume and depth to their subjects on Canson Mi-Teintes is a perplexing mystery as far as I'm concerned ... the holes! the HOLES!! ... I will dream tonight of little holes.

Smudger
05-25-2003, 03:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/13865/tn_yellow_flowers.JPG

Well i think it's a stunner...great work:clap: :clap:

Mo.
05-25-2003, 06:56 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by E-J
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/13865/tn_yellow_flowers.JPG

[QUOTE]

E-J Super flowers... have you tried the smooth side of Cansons yet...no holes there, do you know when I saw your progress shot, I thought William Morris too, but declined saying, as I didn't want to influence you on the finished piece......a few years ago I went to the V&A in London to see the William Morris Exhibition, it was 1996, 100 years after his death..still have the sketchbook I bought there at the time..

Cheers,
Mo.

guilliame
05-26-2003, 08:13 AM
Hi Smudge,first of all thanks for posting and sharing these,second:eek: i seem to be spoilt for choice so many nice pics,flowers always look so beautiful and yet so delicate and i find it hard to achieve that effect when trying to paint flowers,but what the eck lets give it a go:D off to sign up but might take a while deciding which one.

Smudger
05-27-2003, 03:59 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22388

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/21751/tn_The_Pot_1.jpg

i Love this...loads of energy, well done:clap:

E-J
05-28-2003, 01:42 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/21751/tn_The_Pot_1.jpg

Splendid for a first attempt in oil pastels ~ and cheapies, too! I think you got a nice effect here.

pastelist
05-28-2003, 05:46 PM
:clap:

The photos are quite beautiful. I cannot wait to begin to capture their beauty. Thank you for the opportunity.
:clap:

Mikki Petersen
05-28-2003, 09:19 PM
Smudger, thank you so much for posting those gorgeous photos of the Chelsea Flower Show. I zapped off enough reference photos to keep me busy for a while. You have a great photographic eye! I love all the variety you added. Thanks again!

E-J, I love your day lilies. They are coming out very nicely.

LadyKeen, your effort is striking and I like the style you've used.

Smudger
05-29-2003, 03:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_staw_lady.gif

I'm glad you did this one it was one of my favourite photo's...great work:clap:

angeline
05-31-2003, 11:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13865/tn_yellow_flowers_wip.jpg

EJ this is looking great ......just slap more pastel on there......and perhaps a tad of finger blending???:evil:

tokyojef
06-01-2003, 06:28 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/6932/tn_old_man%26dog.gif

:cool: guillame...weather;) u leave the black chair in,maybe it isnt necessary,but possible something black in the lower right corner-to balance the composition and color---my immpression...peace tokyojef....nice lighting to work with u got there:)

Mikki Petersen
06-01-2003, 03:24 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/6932/tn_old_man%26dog.gif

Guilliame, I was also drawn to this photo but backed off because I couldn't decide how to handle it. You seem to be doing it quite nicely. This iwll be a very nice piece when finished.

Mikki Petersen
06-01-2003, 03:26 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_staw_lady.gif

This is also one that seems to be attracting a lot of us. Funny with all the wonderful photos Smudger posted, we all seem drawn to the same ones. You've done this one brilliantly. Will look lovely framed, I'm sure.

Mikki Petersen
06-01-2003, 03:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22576

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13803/tn_scan1.jpg

Well, you may have been away but you seem to have retained the gift. The strawberry plant virtually springs from the page. Lovely.

Smudger
06-02-2003, 05:11 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg

Wow! it didn't look that good in real life:clap:

Mikki Petersen
06-02-2003, 09:01 AM
Thank you, Smudger! You've provided such a terrific batch of photos, it's hard to miss!

artistatheart
06-02-2003, 09:16 AM
i was wonder around the art projects and found yours.
got me thinking that i havent done pastels for yrs, this is my first atempt after a long time. critic is very welcome and i coulc use some advice on detailing. this is done with nu-pastel and contey pencil. i would love to do more. thanks, Karen

artistatheart
06-02-2003, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13803/tn_scan1.jpg

Well, you may have been away but you seem to have retained the gift. The strawberry plant virtually springs from the page. Lovely.
thanks for the complement but it needs work , karen

Mikki Petersen
06-02-2003, 09:28 AM
Karen, in what way are you dissatisfied? The piece could well stand as it is without more detail.

artistatheart
06-02-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete
Karen, in what way are you dissatisfied? The piece could well stand as it is without more detail.
i dont know just thought it should be more detailed i guess its because i do pencil work so much

Mikki Petersen
06-02-2003, 08:52 PM
Okay, Karen, I understand now. I have seen artists who get really tight detail in pastel work, mostly wildlife artists, but the rest of us are struggling to loosen up and have our work look more painterly like this piece of yours does. If you want to work in finer detail, try using a light spray of workable fixative to set the foundation you have now and then try using some pastel pencils to get the additional detail. You can also usually get tight detail by using a sharp edge of the pastel stick, even going so far as to break it to get a sharper edge or rub it on sandpaper to get a point. Good Luck.

guilliame
06-03-2003, 06:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22388

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/21751/tn_The_Pot_1.jpg

Hi Ladykeen welcome,i like this you have some nice pastel strokes in this well done for a 1st oil pastel,i could never get on with oil pastels maybe one day i'll give it another go:D

guilliame
06-03-2003, 06:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/13865/tn_yellow_flowers.JPG

This looks good EJ,i like it,i know what you mean about the holes though,sometimes it adds interest to my paintings and sometimes not especially up close,it doesn't seem to notice so much from distance:D,perhaps if you have a small scrap you could maybe take up Mo's suggestion and try a flower on the smooth side and compare:)

guilliame
06-03-2003, 06:53 AM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_staw_lady.gif[/IMG

Smudger and Impete,thanks for viewing and your comments,yes i was attracted to this immediately,flowers and a figure,had a lot of fun doing it although i struggled with the wicker skirt and not entirely happy with that:D

guilliame
06-03-2003, 07:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22546

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/6932/tn_old_man%26dog.gif

tokyojef and Impete,thanks,glad you like the progress pic so far,i dont really like the idea of drawing in the black plastic chair bottom right,in fact it nearly put me off doing it altogether but i liked everything else,i'm still thinking about what to do,maybe an old battered suitcase or shopping bag,dont know decisions decisions:D

guilliame
06-03-2003, 07:30 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/13803/tn_scan1.jpg

Welcome to wc and the project artistatheart,I.M.O. this doesn't need any more detail looksnice as is well done:)

artistatheart
06-03-2003, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete
Okay, Karen, I understand now. I have seen artists who get really tight detail in pastel work, mostly wildlife artists, but the rest of us are struggling to loosen up and have our work look more painterly like this piece of yours does. If you want to work in finer detail, try using a light spray of workable fixative to set the foundation you have now and then try using some pastel pencils to get the additional detail. You can also usually get tight detail by using a sharp edge of the pastel stick, even going so far as to break it to get a sharper edge or rub it on sandpaper to get a point. Good Luck.
thanks for the info maybe i will try some of your sugestions, first i have to get past the mess, forgot how messy it is ha ha ha, i use to do some portrait work in pastels and have a ton of diferent kinds, so maebe you will see me in the pastel forum as well , having great fun get back into it mess and all. Karen

guilliame
06-03-2003, 08:08 AM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg[/IMG

Nice to see you working and posting Impete,phew seems like a lot of work,what size is this:D really like this one:clap:

Mikki Petersen
06-03-2003, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by guilliame
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg[/IMG

Nice to see you working and posting Impete,phew seems like a lot of work,what size is this:D really like this one:clap:

Thanks Guilliame, for you nice comments. Actually, it wasn't too bad. First try using suede mat board, it's only 8x10. Took about 4 hours.

Smudger
06-03-2003, 09:30 AM
Everybody is doing such great work i suppose i better get my finger out and do mine:D

soap
06-03-2003, 12:40 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg

Love love love it! Examplary work! Well done.

All the other ones are excellent...it is a joy to read through this project.....

Mikki Petersen
06-05-2003, 01:32 AM
Thank you, Soap. Gosh, with such a gorgeous array of reference photos, I can hardly believe only four paintings are posted. Guess everyone is busy, busy, busy this time of year...

Smudger
06-05-2003, 04:30 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22687

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/6932/tn_gardener.gif

Looking Great :clap: That's Mrs Smudger in the our front Garden after the show...after seeing all those award winning gardens at Chelsea she felt the need to go home and do some weeding.

Mikki Petersen
06-05-2003, 09:21 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/6932/tn_gardener.gif

Way to go! Glad to see someone was inspired by Smudger's photos like I was! You have done a lovely job on this. Really captured the gentility of a lady in her garden. I like all the soft colors. You may have a really good series here.

Dyin
06-05-2003, 10:50 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg

I like this...I don't see it as blurry, but rather dreamy....there's just a nice little line to follow on your way to the urn...very nice composition, is suede mat board like the velvet suede paper?

Mikki Petersen
06-06-2003, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by Dyin
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=22593

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/14550/tn_Southwest_urn-a.jpg

I like this...I don't see it as blurry, but rather dreamy....there's just a nice little line to follow on your way to the urn...very nice composition, is suede mat board like the velvet suede paper?

I don't know as I haven't used the velvet papers. This is actually a suede mat board used by framers to make mats for framing paintings. It is acid free and relatively inexpensive.

Smudger
06-06-2003, 07:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_chelsea.gif

Wow...Love it to bits, the pots instead of the chair are perfect, and the dog wearing that hat makes me smile like it did on the day:clap: :clap:

Mikki Petersen
06-06-2003, 12:05 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_chelsea.gif

Perfect...perfect...perfect! The flower pots just pull the whole scene together. You had just ther right instinct here. It is a wonderful composition and a very poignant scene. Congratulations!

guilliame
06-06-2003, 01:55 PM
Smudger and Impete,thanks glad you like it and for the comment that the pots pull it together,well got to rush just realized its the 1st fri in the month,local art club meeting maybe a demo,starts at 8:D

guilliame
06-16-2003, 04:13 PM
[http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2003/6932-bunch.gif[/IMG]IMG]
They have changed it so i bet this doesn;t work:D in case it does this is a whole bunch of flowers as i didn't have many in my other2 entries.

guilliame
06-16-2003, 04:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2003/6932-bunch.gif
Ok should work got the img thingies beginning and end:D .

Dyin
06-16-2003, 05:32 PM
yep, a whole bunch of flowers! Looking good!

Mikki Petersen
06-16-2003, 06:33 PM
I love the impressionist style of this piece and it is so colorful! Beautiful work once again, Guilliame. I cannot believe so few people have taken advantage of this project. Smudger has provided so many gorgeous reference pieces.

angeline
06-17-2003, 07:02 AM
I have choosen a pic to do ......just so much to do ......so little time!

Smudger
06-17-2003, 07:38 AM
Great Flowers...love it:clap:

Smudger
06-17-2003, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete
I cannot believe so few people have taken advantage of this project. Smudger has provided so many gorgeous reference pieces.

I think it might be my own fault... i should of put a few pics on the project page as i think people are put off by having to scroll through nearly 200 pics in my library and i could of made the project info text a bit more inviting... still there's always Chelsea 2004:D

Still working on mine :D

E-J
06-17-2003, 08:10 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/completed/6932/tn_bunch.gif

guilli, this is really pretty. I love the way you've handled the flowers and the way they fill the picture space :clap:

Mikki Petersen
06-17-2003, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by Smudger


I think it might be my own fault... i should of put a few pics on the project page as i think people are put off by having to scroll through nearly 200 pics in my library and i could of made the project info text a bit more inviting... still there's always Chelsea 2004:D

Still working on mine :D

Wonder if it's too late to create an album. That's sure a thought for next time. That way all the subject photos will be together. I have to admit though that I really enjoyed browsing through your photo contributions. Lots of good stuff for future paintings.

Smudger
06-17-2003, 08:40 AM
An Album! that would have been better... still all good tips for my next project, MMmm i wonder... isn't it the hampton court show soon?

pastelist
06-17-2003, 11:33 AM
Everyone that has uploaded their work so far has created beautiful work. I am hoping to post my work as well. The great thing about WC is that they truly provide great projects. I am always looking in the project folder now. I want to share my work among my fellow artists. There was also great reference material to choose from. I should be posting my work shortly.

:clap:

Smudger
06-17-2003, 11:38 AM
Thanks Patricia, looking forward to seeing yours:D

pastelist
06-17-2003, 11:48 AM
Thanks Mark, I am looking forward to sharing my work. Thanks again for your patience.

:clap:

:clap:

:angel:

Smudger
06-17-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by pastelist
Thanks again for your patience.


:DLOL... I'm still working on mine too:D

guilliame
06-18-2003, 12:55 PM
Dyin,Impete,Smudger and EJ,thanks glad you liked the whole bunch,the shapes and colour in the ref pic appealed to me:D

Smudge well i'm off now mate some other projects to catch up on but leave the photo's as is or in album format whatever as i will be doing an arnie [i'll be back]:D

Smudger
06-18-2003, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by guilliame

Smudge well i'm off now mate some other projects to catch up on but leave the photo's as is or in album format whatever as i will be doing an arnie [i'll be back]:D

Thanks so much for taking part...Stunning work as always:clap: :clap:

BTW there's quite a few new pics in my library to keep you even more busy:D

Smudger
06-19-2003, 11:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/19369/tn_chp1.jpg

Well i'm not going to finish this before Sunday, so i thought i'd put up a progress shot just to prove i am doing one:D

pastelist
06-19-2003, 11:45 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/440/progress/19369/tn_chp1.jpg

I love it! When it is complete, will you invite your fellow artists over for tea? Congratulations, on your new award!
:clap:

Smudger
06-19-2003, 12:00 PM
Thanks Patricia, glad you like it so far:D although with me thats no guide on how it will end up:eek:

Thanks for noticing the new award...10 out of 10 for observation:D

angeline
06-19-2003, 01:24 PM
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OOOooooooohhhhhhhhhh so you work from the top and not all over? .....interesting.......anyway it's looking good love how you have got those trees.
what size are you doing it?

Mikki Petersen
06-19-2003, 01:26 PM
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This is looking great so far Smudger. What deadline is Sunday? Anyway, your trees are really great!

Smudger
06-19-2003, 02:57 PM
Thanks 1mpete, i'm off to NY Sunday and was hoping to get it finished before i went:(


angeline, i don't normally work that way but i wasn't shaw how i was going to do the trees so i thought i'd do them first, once i have more blocked in i will go back to them and hopefully be able to unify them with the rest of the painting.

Mikki Petersen
06-19-2003, 03:05 PM
Angeline, that is pretty much how I work, top to bottom. except I do an initial blocking in of color first and fix it well to work out the composition. Then I go back and start at the top and work down on the details so I'm not dragging my hand through my work. I use a mahl stick some but find it awkward and tend to impulsively fuss witht he painting without the mahl stick. This method keeps me from making a smeary mess. I work on an easel so laying a piece of paper on the work does not work too well.

guilliame
06-20-2003, 05:12 PM
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19369/tn_chp1.jpg

Ok Smudge time for some o/t as i cant wait to see it finished,i love what i see so far the trees are brill:clap:

Dyin
06-20-2003, 06:27 PM
Hey, this is coming out great! Love the spruces...caught them just right!

Smudger
06-26-2003, 10:16 AM
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Wow this is so unexpected but quite beautiful:clap:

lgol27
06-26-2003, 03:39 PM
Thank you! Now, I am working on the second version of this picture. I'll post when I am done. You have picked a very nice theme for the project, I love it.

meowmeow
06-26-2003, 07:04 PM
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These are all wonderful! I love this last one with the flowers...although the man with the dog is pretty neat too!

Good job!

Sandy

meowmeow
06-26-2003, 07:05 PM
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Neat painting! REally interesting...I like it!

Sandy

meowmeow
06-26-2003, 07:06 PM
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This is a great "decorative" piece! REally, I likeit. The colors are wonderful!

Sandy

meowmeow
06-26-2003, 07:07 PM
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This is wonderful, Mikki. The detail is terrific!


Sandy

meowmeow
06-26-2003, 07:08 PM
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Wow! First timer you say? REally beautifully done! I'm impressed!

Sandy

mhimeswc
06-26-2003, 08:50 PM
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This is terrific! So many different shapes and colors and textures and you handled them all so well.

Michelle

lgol27
06-27-2003, 01:41 AM
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Good job!!! Did you paint it with oil pastels?

Mikki Petersen
06-27-2003, 04:17 AM
Thank you Sandy and Michelle for commenting on my entry. I really enjoyed doing this scene. I love the colors of the southwest and the succulents and cactus are such fascinating plants. I hope to do a few more of Smudger's wonderful scenes once settled in my new home. He has really provided a rich source of painting subjects.

E-J
06-29-2003, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by lgol27
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Good job!!! Did you paint it with oil pastels?

hello Leonid

No, this is soft and hard pastels ... maybe it's the texture of the paper that gives it an 'oil pastel' look! Thanks [and thanks to Sandy too] for commenting :)

pastelist
06-29-2003, 08:43 AM
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:clap:

I love the composition. Great Painting!

:clap:

pastelist
06-29-2003, 08:47 AM
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I agree it is very hard to work on that surface (canson paper). I really love your painting. I can tell you put alot of work into it.
I use ersta sanded pastel paper. The surface is rough , but it brings out the vibrancy of the soft pastels.

E-J
06-29-2003, 09:53 AM
Thank you Patricia :) I've tried the Ersta ... lots of fun ... takes plenty of pigment. It came in the Dakota sample pack and I'm tempted to buy some more when funds permit. In the meantime I'm using up my Canson Mi-Teintes and Winsor & Newton Tints papers. But since getting frustrated with these lilies I have worked only on the unholey side :D

pastelist
06-30-2003, 09:23 PM
Where did you get the Dakota sample pack and was there any
charge for it. I love my Ersta paper, but I should ahve another paper to fall back on in case there is ever a problem with the manufacturer. Thanks!

E-J
07-04-2003, 09:14 AM
Oops, sorry for the delay in responding to your question, Patricia ~ haven't checked this thread in a few days.

The sampler came from Dakota Art Pastels:

http://www.dakotapastels.com/index_paper.shtml

It costs US$25 + postage. Well worth it to try a range of different surfaces.

pastelist
07-04-2003, 11:04 AM
Thanks for responding to my question. I love to try new products. Thanks again for your help.
:clap:

AriadneArts
07-16-2003, 03:45 PM
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This is lovely. I think the flower pots are just the right touch.

AriadneArts
07-16-2003, 03:47 PM
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Wow! This is wonderful! I'll gladly "suffer" through your second attempt with oil pastels, as well. ;)

AriadneArts
07-16-2003, 03:51 PM
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This is just wonderful. VERY William Morris. BTW, most pastelists use the non-orange peel side of Mi-Teintes, unless they want that texture specifically. It works nicely here, though.

AriadneArts
07-16-2003, 03:54 PM
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This is simply beautiful! I really like the soft, diffused look.

AriadneArts
07-16-2003, 03:57 PM
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I finally found the time to do one. This was such fun, I'm looking at doing at least one more. Thanks for the project, Smudger.

Smudger
07-17-2003, 03:38 AM
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Wow!...love this, those chilli's look hot:clap:

Mikki Petersen
07-17-2003, 01:29 PM
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Wonderful! Can't imagine how you got such bright vibrant colored pencil effecdt on dark matt board. Great study!

pastelist
07-27-2003, 09:23 PM
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I have finally completed my "Blue Flower" I really enjoyed this project. This is a watercolor, done in small scale about 4 x 6.
Thanks for allowing me to particiapte in this great project.
:clap:

AriadneArts
07-28-2003, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by 1mpete
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Wonderful! Can't imagine how you got such bright vibrant colored pencil effecdt on dark matt board. Great study!

Thank you Mikki. One thing, though, these are *pastel* pencils, not CPs.

Smudger
07-28-2003, 11:33 AM
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Wow!...love the way that blue shines off the page, great job:clap: :clap:

Thanks for taking part:D

pastelist
08-02-2003, 05:49 PM
Thanks for your compliment on my painting. Thanks for allowing me to participate in your great project as well. Keep me posted if you start another one, I would love to participate. Thanks again.
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