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06-09-2013, 09:08 PM
This is Lover's Key done in my Stillman & Birn Beta journal, using Derwent Watercolour Pencils with wash and then some dry accents.


First art that I've posted in a LONG time likewise first I've done besides random small sketches in a long time. I missed everyone here.

06-09-2013, 09:09 PM
Welcome back. Nice job with this. Definitely has an atmosphere!

06-09-2013, 09:19 PM
Welcome back Robert. You captured the beauty in the trees and the palette is lovely. Your post reminds me that I have some of your art lessons from several years ago. I should see if I can find them, need them right now for my landscape.


06-10-2013, 02:17 AM
Great Job Robert! So good to see you on WC once more


06-10-2013, 02:35 AM
Nice job Robert great to see you back

06-10-2013, 03:17 AM
Great job - welcome back.

06-10-2013, 05:17 AM
very nice

06-10-2013, 06:42 AM
Looking good!:)

06-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Like the pencils and wash interpretation Robert...welcome back!

06-10-2013, 09:03 AM
So good to see you back!!! Was the paper toned pink??? or is that the quality of the photo...I could flip it an re-post if you like!!! Captured the mood and textures....
You might like the program infanview (http://www.irfanview.com/)
You can easily flip images and do VERY basic work...

06-10-2013, 02:40 PM
so good to see you back, you have been MIA for so long
nice sketch!! hope you are well

06-10-2013, 04:23 PM

(I hope you don't mind I rotated your image and re-uploaded it)

06-10-2013, 07:25 PM
:thumbsup: Great sketching, Robert

06-10-2013, 08:32 PM
PURRR thank you, Eyepaint! I am so grateful. I'm on a Mac now and don't have Gimp on it yet to rotate photos and alter the color.

The paper isn't pink. It's white. Natural White Rough, so it's a slightly warm white but still definitely white rather than off white. The original isn't that pinkish but I like the atmosphere of it and the values are accurate. I did use violet lines for the initial sketch, a soft mid-light violet with darker colors accenting it so that does affect the cast of the painting.

Thank you so much everyone! I am so glad to be back. Glad to be painting again, back online, back to being myself. The biggest hurdle is OVER! More personal news up in the chit-chat thread. I got good news last night.

Ari purrs at you and sheds Cat Hairs of Inspiration on all! I'll try to come back every week like I used to.

06-10-2013, 08:46 PM
:wave: Nicely done. You captured the spirit of the subject very well! ~Lissa

06-10-2013, 09:57 PM
Great to see you posting again, Robert. I've missed your work and companionship.


06-11-2013, 12:16 AM
Purr! Thank you both! Lissa, that was what I was trying to do, get the feel of it more than an exact tight rendering. I've been getting looser lately. Or was before I went offline and stopped drawing for so long. It was great to find out I still could.

06-11-2013, 04:36 AM
Welcome back Robert, I have missed seeing your work here especially your wonderful cats. Love your sketch.

06-11-2013, 10:20 AM
Good welcome back sketch, Robert. Nice to see you back to painting - you really never forget no matter how long...

Charlie's Mum
06-11-2013, 12:43 PM
Very nice sketch Robert.

06-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Well I thought I had posted (gremmies again) Nice to see you back Robert - love your rendition of this 'wasteland'.

06-13-2013, 01:02 AM
Purr thank you! I love those trees that look like driftwood, they were so inspiring!

06-13-2013, 02:09 AM
Good you are able to join in again Robert! Nice drama ......dominant cool colors. Also like the varied negative shapes. Super sketch.

06-13-2013, 09:08 AM
Hey Robert:wave: welcome back to the weeders:thumbsup: good looking ref sketch:clap:

06-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Robert, I have missed you greatly, and Ari, too! I tried to find you in your profile email with no luck. Welcome back!!!! So good to see your work again my friend. Give Ari a chin rub for me.

06-13-2013, 04:12 PM
Very, very, nice, Robert!!

06-14-2013, 02:36 AM
Purr thank you! Ari snuggles and purrs at you all! Happy news, the new laptop is here, Gimp is installed and colors corrected on the photo!

So here it is again in truer color and right side up.


Cool colors are still dominant but these are truer, it's just not as pinkish and the green is quite strongly a sap green. :D

06-14-2013, 03:30 PM
tres bon:)

Lake of Trees
06-14-2013, 04:08 PM
Welcome back! Good job on this interesting piece!