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10-26-2013, 01:13 AM
My newest pastel painting


24 cm x 18 cm, Reference photo with the kind permission of Ciaran

C&C welcome

And I still need help with taking photos of my paintings. They look fuzzy :crying:

10-26-2013, 02:10 AM
Yikes! This is sinister! I love it. So dramatic, that peeling, rusting heavy pair of doors, the chain, the padlock. This painting has a plot in it. I'd almost hazard a guess you could sell it as a cover painting for a thriller. Or do one based on it. Or write one based on it, on who's hostage behind those rusting doors. That is so powerful an image. Go you! Definitely a story in this one! A rough story with a lot of action.

Or something sadder and truer, entropy and defensiveness combined. The new lock on the rusty old doors.

10-26-2013, 10:58 AM
Amazing how a painting like this can produce a vast array of different emotions. Nicely painted and great idea!

10-26-2013, 01:01 PM
I really like the old rustiness of the door and the latch, so well portrayed, against the newness of the padlock and chain. Great!
I bet Robert is now writing a book around this painting!

10-28-2013, 01:10 AM
Nice job, it's great how you can capture emotion with something so simple as a chain and lock...

11-05-2013, 01:29 AM
I am honored to announce that my painting "Locked" has won the
"Get Dusty" Girault Award October 2013 of the Pastel Guild of Europe

11-05-2013, 01:35 AM
This was Herschel's zombie barn wasn't it?? Seriously, amazing!! I aspire to this.

11-05-2013, 01:58 AM
Great drama! Congratulations on your win.

Sarah Rose
11-05-2013, 10:47 AM
That is amazing! Herschel's zombie barn, exactly!