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Katie Black
07-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Hi Folks, I have started working on some new pastels..this is new its 12 x 12"


07-07-2013, 10:39 AM
I love it, Katie, what a happy painting!

Katie Black
07-08-2013, 07:04 PM
Thank you April...actually its a bit lighter irl.

07-08-2013, 07:14 PM
I love your colors and the tranquility they convey but am thinking the tonal variations need a little more pop - I suppose it could be an underexposed photo which doesn't show more of the pizazz of your work.

I made a gray scale from your photo and I think there are plenty of middle tones but I am missing more highlights. Just my opinion, what do you think?

The colors are beautiful and restful, very springy and fresh.


Katie Black
07-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Hi Dave, here is another photo..is this better?..actually I do tend to get mixed up with tonal values sometimes...


07-08-2013, 09:15 PM

07-08-2013, 11:36 PM
I like the cheerfullness of this, but I agree with Dave that this could use some (just some) more strong darks

thanx 4 sharing this with us


Jody Schmidt
07-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Very nice. Agree 100% with davefriend: the coloration makes this one. Like that it suggests a corner clump of an herb/flower garden but remains abstract enough to suggest 100 other things, including nymphs, sylphs and other sorts of beings sprinkled about. It's a mood enhancer, this one, the oxytocin of abstract. Well done.

07-09-2013, 10:06 AM
Showing the tonal values has been fun. It's rather soft and pretty, Katie, but I feel with some dark tones it would make the 'pop' we all like :).

Katie Black
07-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Dave....Thanks I see it now..there are too many mid range tonal values.
Grego...Thanks I will tweak it.
Paul...Thanks glad you like it!
Cory...Thanks I will do that.:)

07-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Very pretty Katie. I look forward to seeing your changes.

karen m
07-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Hi Katie...
I don't get here all that often anymore, but your stuff never fails to delight. And I love this one....the very first version. If only it were at least twice as large. :heart:

07-11-2013, 06:26 AM

Katie Black
07-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Jim...glad you like it!
Karen...I have missed you!:) Glad you like, yes the size is a tad small, ideally I would prefer to paint on around 20 x 20", but oddly enough I cannot find this size anywhere despite my best efforts.

07-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Serene. :)

Katie Black
07-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Jon...Thank you!..I like serene.

07-14-2013, 10:12 PM
I have never been a pastel lover.....but the painting is really soft and the details are great!

Katie Black
07-15-2013, 09:27 PM
abstracta...Thank you, glad this one appealed to you.