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Rabbit Twilight
09-07-2003, 10:47 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/09-07-2003/14488_goldtrees.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Gold Trees
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Pastel
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 11x14
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I'm torn between working in oil or pastel. Pastel seems to come much easier for me, but I don't know if this one is too "sketchy."

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Opinions, please.

Paintonbrush
09-08-2003, 01:50 AM
Maybe if you use that rubbing finger a bit, Ive never used pastel tho....
I like your yellow and purple....keep going with these...:clap:

Laura Shelley
09-08-2003, 02:13 AM
Don't rub all the light out of it, please. Pastels are much better when you let the medium shine on its own. I think you need more darks in the foliage (such as purples) to give the trees dimension and definition, but the light in this is lovely. Don't worry about "sketchiness". Overworking is a far more common danger.

MM

Phranque
09-08-2003, 05:15 AM
This shows a lot of energy. It's not too sketchy. I love the grass!

Wayne Gaudon
09-08-2003, 08:17 AM
very nice colors

jerryW
09-08-2003, 09:04 AM
colors emerging throughthe warp and woof of the scene
simple but exciting

impressionist2
09-08-2003, 09:06 AM
This is the Bobbi we all know and love!

Nice to see your pastels are as vibrant as your oils.

Renee

Helen Zapata
09-08-2003, 10:45 AM
Bobbi, I'm so happy to see you breaking out the pastels. I've often thought that pastels would be wonderful for you!!

This is terrific. Filled with that rabbit glow you are so good at.

Don't rub! Your work is filled with texure, and your direct pastel painting is wonderful.

Do more!

Helen

Rabbit Twilight
09-08-2003, 01:31 PM
Thanks all you folks! I plan to do more pastels, but I'm not going to post here anymore. That Mark fellow has ruined this section of wet canvas.

jerryW
09-08-2003, 01:45 PM
don't be a silly bunny, rabbit, mark is just getting a grip, often a fierce opponent becomes a good friend.

Phranque
09-08-2003, 01:50 PM
Don't let mark stop you! I like your work a lot and want to see more.

Helen Zapata
09-08-2003, 01:53 PM
Bobbi, please don't avoid this forum. It's really filled with terrific people and their wonderful art. Don't let one person ruin it for you.

Sure do love that painting. :)

Helen

Rieko
09-08-2003, 02:04 PM
Bobbi, It's airy, mysterious, and simply beautiful! Like everybody said, I LOVE to see more of your work here!!! :)

Rabbit Twilight
09-08-2003, 07:56 PM
Well dang! I go to a training session at work, grab some dinner on the way home and then open up wet canvas and you guys just made my day!!! Thanks a bunch.

I come here to learn and get feedback. I appreciate the help that's offered. I took a bit of the advise that was offered and I think the pastel is better because of it. I softened some parts, and left marks in other parts. Added just a bit of purple to the tree. I think that's going to be it.

Rabbit Twilight
09-08-2003, 07:58 PM
Oops, the attachment didn't work. Maybe this time.

dornberg
09-09-2003, 09:08 AM
color sparing
good relation

pero lane
09-09-2003, 02:52 PM
Rabbit...I understand how you feel about posting because of the "one" jerk here...but the rest of us really like and appreciate your talent and efforts!:) This peice is very well done my friend!

artinoils
09-09-2003, 02:56 PM
Have to say those trees in the first were alive and wonderful. imo, some vitality was lost with the smudging. The only thing in the first I would have changed is the blue...looked a bit too intense would have brought it down a notch with a bit of orange to neutralize. Nice work.