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10-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Hi all

I posted a couple of my paintings earlier this year because I had just started getting into pastels and was loving it. I never get time over the summer because it always gets busy with us here with our little gite and also friends and family who visit, but I've just managed to do a few soft pastel paintings this September/October.
I can't wait for winter when I really do have more time, I'm enjoying learning each time I do a painting. The sunflower one I did another version earlier in the year which I posted, but I decided to try another to see if I could improve it at all.

However, my photography of my pictures has definitely not improved!!

I hope I am on the right lines for improvement :) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2013/1013332-Cut_Sunflowers_002.jpg



water girl
10-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Welcome back! Yes, your working is coming along just fine. It looks like you are using Canson paper. Have you tried the smooth side? It just has less texture and gives your work a different look. You could also try sanded paper later on. Just keep painting!

10-04-2013, 04:16 PM
These all look good! Nice compositions!


10-05-2013, 11:00 PM
Well done. I now want a glass of red wine:wink2: Pam

10-06-2013, 06:07 AM
That wine glass looks compelling...:)
lovely work

10-06-2013, 01:25 PM
Nice set of paintings! I hope to see more of work over the winter.

10-06-2013, 05:35 PM
Yes, definite improvement. the wine glass one is really showing promise. Keep going!

10-06-2013, 11:29 PM
:clap: I think its wonderful that you are doing still lifes' and I am sure you are learning well, your drawing is sure fine. The comp's are nice, do you arrange these yourself? Keep it up!

10-09-2013, 06:31 AM

Thank you for the comments. I think the camera seems to pick up the pigment of the paper, the original paintings don't seem as grainy like they show up on here. The paper is Winsor & Newton. I looked at the sand paper type last time I was in the art shop and decided I would try that later on and bought some sheets of Canson instead.
Before this trip I was buying pads of multi colour pastel paper, but I've started buying individual sheets now so I can experiment on different surfaces.

I tried another pic yesterday - I liked the concept but not too happy with the outcome. I'm sure if I try it again I could improve the leaves.

The compositions are pictures I have found trawling the internet and they jumped out at me as a nice composition and something I would like to paint :)