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This is a 12x12.5 pastel on Strathmore Velvet Gray charcoal paper mounted on Hardboard.
Pans, Conte Pencils, various softies.
08-04-2013, 07:29 PM
This is gorgeous! Wonderful textures - that stone pot is just beautiful :)
Your greens are so natural looking and varied. DH would like the orderliness of your garden corner whereas I want to see behind the fence and examine more closely that wildness and free abandon peeping over the fence. The hits of blue and purple in the soil are rather wonderful, and a lovely surprise.
08-04-2013, 09:41 PM
Fabulous! One on my favorites.
08-05-2013, 01:19 AM
And not a weed in sight!:wink2: Beautiful Derek. I love all the greens and textures and the fence framing them all.:thumbsup:
08-05-2013, 08:13 AM
Awesome! This is the kind of painting we want to look at in February when the sleet is coming down. Is the mounted charcoal paper something new for you, Derek?
08-05-2013, 08:25 AM
This is wonderful Derek! I LOVE the pot and the fence and, well, everything else!
Thanks so much: RuthieLassie
Donna: I had a couple of sheets of that paper and put it to good use. Mounting it helped to make it durable. No headaches on this one. I worked flat and made a dust catcher (narrow, tall box out of foam core to tap into).
I notice that on the easel, the dust drops and flies around. Not when you work flat. This was small enough to do on a drafting table.
08-05-2013, 02:59 PM
What a beautiful composition and a magnificent pastel.. A harmony of colors so delicate! It gives me the desire to rest me to admire its smallest corners and also, let us admit it, to have a look by top of the blue barrier and finally see what it hides us!
08-05-2013, 05:07 PM
No headaches on this one.
:clap: That's great news, Derek! I'm so glad you have figured out a way to keep painting with pastels!
08-05-2013, 05:34 PM
This is masterful !
08-05-2013, 07:14 PM
very fine , and thx for the info !
was the paper dry-mounted ?
Alain and Ed.
Thanks very much.
Hi Christiane: I appreciate it.
Ed: the hardboard was primed (both sides) white pigmented shellac. Then I used a product called rollataq (becoming very popular). Waterproof and permanent. I roll it on with a brayer, mount the paper, then use a dry roller to adhere.
Donna: I am a happy camper. :wave:
08-05-2013, 08:00 PM
The colors on that fence are perfection. Another stellar work!!!
08-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Perfection. Great colors in everything. The range of "greens" you achieved have me amazed. Pam. p.s. Finally sat on LBI beach today for the first time this summer. I guess when you live near it you know it will be there when you want to go so you forget to think of it as a real treat.
08-06-2013, 12:40 AM
Beautiful work Derek, brilliant use of color. That fence is fantastic, and your use of greens is fantastic!
Beautiful ! I like the color of the fence.
The pot is so well done too. Not to mention your greens : they 're gorgeous.
John Palmer Fine Art
08-06-2013, 12:12 PM
I love this Derek, brilliant painting and instantly recognizable as your work.
Hi Sherry: thanks so much
Hey Pam: hope you had good weather, thanks
Chris: Thanks for stopping by. :)
Mado: very kind of you.
Hey there John: I appreciate it.
08-06-2013, 03:59 PM
wow! fantastic! there is a lot going on, many shapes and things and you've captured it wonderfully!
08-06-2013, 05:49 PM
08-07-2013, 07:54 AM
fabulous! thats colors, stunning!
08-07-2013, 08:31 AM
Complex,lively and really nicely hanging together!
08-07-2013, 09:16 AM
I love the way you've painted all the different plants. Pots and fence look really nice offsetting the greens of the plants.
08-07-2013, 03:53 PM
I'd know who painted this on first sight - lovely work Derek! I especially enjoy the pot; it's so well done. Such a peaceful, quiet painting - sigh.
You must do a demo on that new paper and how you mounted it. It sounds intriguing.
08-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Beautiful painting! Love how you made all the different textures work together.
Kat: Thanks, the paper has been around for many years. I had some that I was going to do a charcoal on, and decided to try the dust.
Thanks you guys. derek
08-09-2013, 04:21 AM
Derek, I LOVE all those subtle colours in the fence. And the urn is beautiful, great work!
08-09-2013, 07:51 AM
lovely great detail!!!
Thanks so much. Derek
08-09-2013, 04:35 PM
What a lovely painting Derek, well done!
08-10-2013, 12:32 PM
echoing others ,Derek, a lovely painting. Wonderful use of color in the fence and the urn. you portrayed a real sense as well of the texture in both.
08-10-2013, 05:03 PM
Love the shifts of colour in the fence! Lovely painting, Derek.
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