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aolaranora
04-20-2013, 04:47 PM
I'm going to work more on my pastels this summer. So far I did few small works and this one is the first "full-size" completed piece.
I did several 12x12" paintings two years ago and now going to continue with those series.
This one I call "By the Creek". Place is about 3 miles away from where we live and has plenty of potential.
I did this one on Pastelbord with some watercolor underpainting, however instead of actual watercolors, I used Caran D'Ache watercolor pencils, what then turned into wash.
C&C are welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2013/177144-IMG_7209.jpg

Wash stage is done, starting with pastels and working from the top of board down.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2013/177144-IMG_7210.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2013/177144-IMG_7211.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2013/177144-IMG_7212.jpg

water girl
04-20-2013, 06:33 PM
Tatiana, I like the movement throughout the piece. There is a quiet energy going on, if that makes sense.

pastel lover
04-20-2013, 09:30 PM
Love this color palette. Also love your handling of the BG & curving of the creek. Very nice.

Tanja

T Porter
04-20-2013, 09:54 PM
Very nice! This really draws the viewer in to the painting.

raxu
04-21-2013, 02:41 AM
the composition is clever, and I actually fell in love with the underpainting :)!!! Looking forward to follow how this proceeds...

toniov
04-21-2013, 03:57 AM
Beautiful work ! choice of colors palette ( and color of the paper ) is perfect.

artistat38
04-21-2013, 04:35 AM
Beautiful....thanks for the WIP....

Prashanti

aolaranora
04-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Thank You to all!
Raxu, I'm not going to do any more "finishing" on this. The ony missing part is my signature.
I was reminded few times by my teacher, that I have tendency to do nice underpainting and then plop too much of pastel over it and cover it up completely. Not this time. Going to leave it as is and remember that sometimes "less is more". I'm about to start another one.

troutbum
04-21-2013, 09:38 PM
Really nice job!
troutbum

Dcam
04-21-2013, 09:59 PM
Thanks for a fabulous progression. So nice to see how you work.
:thumbsup: derek

aolaranora
04-21-2013, 11:21 PM
Thank You, troutbum and Derek!

allydoodle
04-22-2013, 12:24 AM
Thank You to all!
Raxu, I'm not going to do any more "finishing" on this. The ony missing part is my signature.
I was reminded few times by my teacher, that I have tendency to do nice underpainting and then plop too much of pastel over it and cover it up completely. Not this time. Going to leave it as is and remember that sometimes "less is more". I'm about to start another one.

I agree, this is finished! Beautiful job, and thanks for the showing the steps.

raxu
04-22-2013, 01:41 AM
Thank You to all!
Raxu, I'm not going to do any more "finishing" on this. The ony missing part is my signature.
I was reminded few times by my teacher, that I have tendency to do nice underpainting and then plop too much of pastel over it and cover it up completely. Not this time. Going to leave it as is and remember that sometimes "less is more". I'm about to start another one.

oh great, that was my secret wish, as well :clap:
I am a watercolorist and many times don't notice I should stop - until the painting looks dead, has no room to breath anymore... so I know what you mean. Thanks for this lesson!

Mado
04-22-2013, 01:42 AM
Lovely !
Thanks for sharing.

aolaranora
04-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Thank You, Raxu and Mado!