View Full Version : New Member from San Diego - Recent works

08-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Hey all:) I wanted to share two of my current pastel paintings. One is 24x19" of a Paddle Cactus in my yard and the other 15x11" of Lake Murray Inlet in Mission Gorge Regional Park. Let me know your thoughts. I welcome your feedback.

Judy Manuche
08-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Hi, fellow San Diegan...welcome to Wetcanvas. Are these plein air paintings? I like them, the composition is good. Looks like the bottom one isn't finished? I would like to see more different colors in the foreground grasses on the first one, a little more variation in the color would give it some depth.

Charles Perera
08-20-2013, 06:06 AM
They the painitngs of a promising pastelist.

well done and good luck.


08-20-2013, 01:21 PM
Congrats! I love your work and the perspective of the cactus!

08-20-2013, 02:18 PM
Welcome to the pastel forum. These are nice paintings, Indeed see if you can get some more colours in the foreground. I like the cactus very much, nearly abstract.

08-20-2013, 02:28 PM
Thank you everyone for your insightful feedback. I will revisit these and give them a little bit more love. Cheers! J

water girl
08-20-2013, 05:35 PM
Welcome, John! You have a nice touch with the pastels. I'm sure you'll be posting more.