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rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 12:16 AM
I had the pleasure of attending a workshop last week with Kim Lordier. Wow! Best workshop ever. Kim is a tremendous talent and a fabulous teacher. If you ever have an opportunity to attend one of her workshops, don't pass it by!

I came home energized and ready to go. Unfortunately, I also came home to a series of catastrophes at work so I haven't been able to touch a stick for a week. Arrrg.

Anyway, this is something I had on the easel when I left. I'm still playing around with homemade panels and grounds. I really like the texture although it has a tendency to make a lot of hard edges. The jury's still out....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2013/137729-DSC_1283-5.jpg
11 x 14 pastel on hardboard

Christinal
10-04-2013, 10:03 AM
This is lovely! I adore rocks as a subject matter.

Donna T
10-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Your textured surface sure works well for rocks, Randy. I like the contrast of hard and soft edges in this!

T Porter
10-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Very well done!

nelvia
10-04-2013, 10:41 AM
Like the colors, can you expound on what you are doing for grounds. Sharp works for the rocks as they have hard edges (no pun intended). :). I really like the way color overlays and skips so you see underneath. Like your leaf work too, detail but not.

toniov
10-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Yes, very well done ! The texture is excellent.

bnoonan
10-04-2013, 12:20 PM
Outstanding!!! I saw this yesterday but didn't have time to post. It's truly gorgeous. who knew a rock and wall could be so fabulous?

Kim's a great gal. I'm so glad you got a chance to experience her talents and I hope work settles down for you. B

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Thank you, Christinal. Thanks, Donna!, Tom

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Like the colors, can you expound on what you are doing for grounds.

Thanks, Nelvia. Basically, I'm just using the Art Spectrum Colorfix primers and applying it to a hard board or piece of gator foam. I used a standard gesso brush and that's what creates most of the texture. Using a foam brush will create a smoother surface.

This one was done with the Aubergine color. Here a photo of the initial sketch where you can see a little of the texture:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2013/137729-IMG_0633-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2013/137729-IMG_0633-4.jpg

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 12:34 PM
Thanks, Alain. Thank you Barbara!!

sketchZ1ol
10-04-2013, 02:14 PM
hello
very nice overall definition of colour , value , palette , line , and focus . :)

is the grit of the primer surface more coarse than what you are used to ?
> it's been mentioned that that stuff grabs/holds strokes very well ...
( never used it , myself )

Ed

water girl
10-04-2013, 02:40 PM
Nice one, Randy! You handled the values beautifully!

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 02:57 PM
hello
very nice overall definition of colour , value , palette , line , and focus . :)

is the grit of the primer surface more coarse than what you are used to ?
> it's been mentioned that that stuff grabs/holds strokes very well ...
( never used it , myself )

Ed

Thanks, Ed. Actually, this seems to hold a bit less that the Wallis or Uart 400/500 papers. But not by much and everyone makes marks differently so your milage may vary...

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Thanks, Karen!

westcoast_Mike
10-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Nice work Randy. You’ve done a good job of getting shape and dimension in the rocks. As to hard edges, hey it works with this subject matter. I was once told that when painting rocks, they should look like they would hurt you if they were to fall on you.

trailrider
10-04-2013, 10:08 PM
This rock has such presence. Beautiful. I signed up for a workshop with Kim Lordier just a few days after it was announced and managed to get the second to last spot. It's over a year away- really looking forward to it.

rsmith.1141
10-04-2013, 11:50 PM
Thanks, Mike. Hopefully none of them will fall on me while I'm out Painting! ;)

Thank you, Lisa. Glad you got in. You'll have a great time!

gecko99
10-05-2013, 05:37 AM
I really like this - the textures from the primer/brush work very well with this subject...just got some Colourfix Primer myself, am keen to try it too.

Nicole

pastel65
10-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Great work. Pam:wave:

chewie
10-05-2013, 09:21 PM
the texture is gorgeous and the colors are spot on. nice

rugman
10-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Dang, this is nice!

IMaybe
10-06-2013, 11:34 PM
:) Yes in deed, Kim is very nice---a great srtist and a really good teacher. she has gone with Bill Cone on that Sierra Pack trip outing, and has done some wonderful high Sierra paintings. You are lucky to have spent some time with her. Your painting is wonderful---the textures also good, and would be for many things. good work!

rsmith.1141
10-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Thanks, all!