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Dcam
09-08-2013, 11:17 AM
Doing more still life lately. This one is a pan pastel underpainting with various softies on top.
14x21 on sanded watercolor paper.
Cheers, Derek

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2013/183894-Chicadees2.jpg

pastel65
09-08-2013, 11:27 AM
Outstanding! I love trompe l'eoil and those elements in this painting are great. I purchased 20 pan pastels so far and not a fan but I keep watching YouTube videos to see if I can learn some techniques.

Here's hoping NJ fall is beautiful. (just got Dakota travel box and easel to get ready for my week with Richard McKinley next June - now I need to practice plein air). Pam

water girl
09-08-2013, 11:29 AM
Nicely done, Derek! I really like this longer format. That feather is a wonderfully subtle lead into the still life.

GardenMaven
09-08-2013, 11:35 AM
Great reflections on the bottles. Aside from the chickadee tear out, my favorite part is the blue green bottle near the center. Overall, a soothing composition. I am tempted to try pastels but keep having visions of pastel dust all over my clothes and up my nose. Sandi

Theodorablau
09-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Lovely, Derek! And I agree with Sandi, that blue-green bottle is wonderful!

toniov
09-08-2013, 02:01 PM
Great work !

Ruthie57
09-08-2013, 03:45 PM
Oh wow! This is FAB! Well done Damien :wink2:

tulabula
09-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Beautiful work Derek!
love the feather and your bottles are fantastic! Love the chickadee picture hanging loose on the wall also.
Great job, makes me want to try some still life painting!

sketchZ1ol
09-08-2013, 04:12 PM
hello
real fine . :)

- moved the window/pix off the screen to the left as ' what if ? ' - 12% or so crop ...
> brown seems more cohesive .

just a thought ...

Ed

MarvelousSauce
09-08-2013, 04:20 PM
Love it! Interesting and beautiful details.

Dcam
09-08-2013, 08:33 PM
Thanks so much:
Marvelous
Ed
RuthieBeth
Alain
Dorothea
Sandi
Karen: surfs up girl!
Pam: Good luck with Richard, have fun.

Derek

artsask
09-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Lovely detail.

Trudi

allydoodle
09-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Beautiful one Derek. The trompe l'eoil is fabulous, the glass jars are outstanding, and that feather is just wow!l I love Pan Pastels for underpaintings, I'm working on one now that I underpainted with pans. I'm wondering, do you let your underpainting show through or do you end up covering it all? Just wondering...... I'm trying to let some of it show, though it can be difficult to not go over the whole thing with the sticks. I'm trying to consciously let some areas peek through.....

Beautiful work as always!

gecko99
09-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Excellent - fantastic textures, the glass is just brilliant. Love the colours too :)

Nicole

Equus Art
09-09-2013, 05:52 AM
Fabulous job, Derek! I love the piece as a whole and also several different elements that are exceptional. What a beautiful piece!

Cat

*Marina*
09-09-2013, 07:23 AM
Just a wonderful painting and so well balanced. :clap:

Donna T
09-09-2013, 07:46 AM
Beautiful still life, Derek!

Sarah Rose
09-09-2013, 10:11 AM
I love the autumn feel of it, wonderful!

Talley
09-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Wow, this is really nice Derek. I love how the organic elements play off the man made ones. And the torn paper is fabulous. I find myself wandering around the composition there is so much to look at. Wonderful composition beautifully painted.

Dcam
09-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Thanks so much:
Trudi
Chris: The whole background is panpastel and for the objects, I block in the forms with pans, then go in with sticks and define. Yes a wee bit of the pan shows thru.
Nicole
Cat
Marina
Donna:wave:
Sarah
Kate.

Derek

Judi1957
09-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Derek,
Your work is always a treat to see!

allydoodle
09-09-2013, 03:00 PM
Thank you Derek. I'm working on something that I did the same thing with, I blocked in the entire painting using pans, and now I'm using sticks over that. Some pan pastel is peeking through here and there. I find I rather like this approach. Beautiful stuff here Derek!

Sarah Dowson
09-09-2013, 03:01 PM
A great piece of art. Love it.

Dcam
09-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Judi
Sarah
Thanks.

Chris....we have TOO much fun don't we? :)

derek

SueNM
09-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Derek I love this painting, I too am in awe over the blue green bottle, but really all the glass is really great.

Shireesh
09-10-2013, 10:06 AM
Great realism - love that blue-green bottle . Feather - very difficult , expertly rendered.

JustinM
09-10-2013, 11:22 AM
You know, im not normally a fan of the still life but WOW. I especially love the trompe l'oeil of the "painting of the drawing" just marvellous.

Dcam
09-10-2013, 06:57 PM
Justin: I didn't like still life either, til' I started painting them.
Thanks. derek

Dcam
09-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Thanks Sue and Shireesh.

Derek:wave: