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rsmith.1141
10-24-2013, 11:12 PM
This is a little 30 minute sketch I did this evening. Had to keep it quick because the World Series was starting! :)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Oct-2013/137729-DSC_1341-9.jpg
6 x 6 pastel on hardboard

Davkin
10-24-2013, 11:33 PM
This has a peaceful, calm feeling to it Randy. I like it very much.

David

Ruthie57
10-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Lovely! You seem to be reacting very well to the textured ground!

allydoodle
10-25-2013, 09:41 AM
I really like your work on the textured grounds Randy. It adds another dimension somehow, and works well with your style of painting. Beautiful color palette!

water girl
10-25-2013, 12:06 PM
I agree with Chris, Randy. This new texture is working well.

dobber
10-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Very nice work. I wish I could do that well in only 30 minutes.

pastel65
10-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Love the colors and the painting.

This is Yankee household so not a good season for us.

I did a fast pastel tonight - my face, hair and apron. Went to Halloween Party as "starving artist". Pastel does watch out of hair.:lol:

Pam:wave:

rsmith.1141
10-25-2013, 11:46 PM
Thanks all for the nice comments!

rsmith.1141
10-25-2013, 11:49 PM
Love the colors and the painting.

This is Yankee household so not a good season for us.

I did a fast pastel tonight - my face, hair and apron. Went to Halloween Party as "starving artist". Pastel does watch out of hair.:lol:

Pam:wave:

Thanks, Pam. HaHa! Sounds like the perfect costume!

getdusty
10-26-2013, 01:22 AM
Beautiful. I like the "looseness" and how the ground shows through.
Another Yankee household here. Have to admit I didn't even know the Series had started......

robertsloan2
10-26-2013, 02:06 AM
Gorgeous! The textured ground gives it a great feeling. Beautiful serene little painting. I like the composition and the format. It has slightly aged feeling with the textured ground, the flecks of dark coming through the light are lovely and the whole scene is idyllic. It looks timeless.

rugman
10-26-2013, 10:51 AM
Another great piece, Randy. I also use same ground on Masonite often, I like the effect

Flojingle
10-26-2013, 05:51 PM
lovely rendered landscape. I enjoy the white sky against the branches of the tree almost breaking them up. That's what it feels like to me. I enjoy the aqua cool hillside and the warmer yellow greens of trees and shrubs. I was thinking that you don't need both clumps of brown grass at the bottom edge. One side of that would do for me. I would remove the grass at the bottom/right side. Seems like a barrier to getting into your beautiful scene. I am calmed and inspired by your work.

rsmith.1141
10-26-2013, 06:16 PM
Thanks again, everyone.

I was curious so I did a version on smooth (Uart) paper for comparison. I think I might like the textured version better for this subject. Maybe.. Any thoughts?


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2013/137729-DSC_1347-2.jpg

rugman
10-26-2013, 11:08 PM
I agree, I like the texture more for this subject. But the uart version is nice too. The reason I like the texture...hard to explain...but kind of like how you can see the canvas weave in an oil painting. Or it creates a kind of "gritty-ness", allowing for more "broken color brushstrokes". Creates a sort of unexpected randomness of application, and the underlying colors in the grooves that don't totally fill in with pigment and unite the colors of the painting ...hard to say what Im trying to convey

Its really easy to tone the Masonite any color with quick dry acrylic paint, then apply colorfix (or any other clear ground)on top of that.

And the Masonite is inexpensive and easy to frame without matte using spacers, thus saving framing costs