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10-13-2013, 04:34 PM
I'm still playing around with these homemade panels. This time I applied the ground with a foam brush for less texture. I think I like it better with a slightly smoother surface.

Thanks for looking...

9 x 12 pastel on hardboard

10-13-2013, 06:42 PM
nice olour contrasts with the large masses , and not forced .

the more uniform coverage is kinda a ' set and forget ' .

my exploration with texture has been ' rottenstone ' = a paint/masonry additive .
- probably a 1200 grit , or finer .
the tactile sense is subtle , but recognizable with hard/medium sticks ,
and the pigment release is just a bit sharper .
> the drawback is that because it is so fine , you need to have controlled ventilation with the prep .


10-13-2013, 06:44 PM
Very nice painting. I also liked the painting you posted on, I believe the 10th. Haven't been on the site in a few days and trying to catch up. Pam:wave:

10-13-2013, 07:31 PM

Yes, I like this better too. The texture doesn't take over. Having said all of what has been offered, I would venture that seeing these in person might be a very different experience.
So, grain of salt.
The bottom line is that your really good!

water girl
10-13-2013, 07:42 PM
As always, your control of values make for beautiful lighting. This reminds me of an area in the Capitol Reef National Park. Nicely done, Randy!

10-13-2013, 07:44 PM
Thanks Ed and Matt! Thanks, Pam.

10-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Beautiful Randy. Great control of color and value.

10-13-2013, 09:48 PM
I really like the way the road leads us from the hot sun to a respite in the cooler shadows. Beautiful.

10-13-2013, 10:04 PM
Thank you, Karen!

Thanks, Rob. Thanks, Peg

10-14-2013, 01:55 AM
Wonerful color contrast !

10-14-2013, 04:34 AM
Now this one is gorgeous!