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Katie Black
02-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Hi folks, I found this painting yesterday tucked away in my studio, I knew I had it somewhere and it was one of those paintings that I started and never got around to finishing, and so I dusted it off and tweaked it.
Here it is its 20 x 36" Acrylic with pastel pencil. C&Cs welcome.


02-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Katie: Exciting color and composition.
I also like the overlapping translucent quality.
Did you have to seal or spray the pastel pencil?
:thumbsup: Derek

02-21-2015, 02:24 PM
This is gorgeous Katie. I love the fact that towards the bottom I am not certain if we are looking at the scene or some kind of reflection of other buildings.

02-21-2015, 02:47 PM

Ol' Don
02-21-2015, 07:13 PM
Love the feeling of water in the lower part. Was the pastel pencil applied after the acrylic dried? Or during...or before? ;-) Thanks for sharing.

02-21-2015, 10:12 PM
I like this one very much, Katie. You have captured one of the beauties of the night very effectively, IMHO.


02-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Lovely work, Katie.
I have to echo what Derek said!
Exciting color and composition.
I also like the overlapping translucent quality.

02-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Oh wow, Katie! That's just gorgeous! I agree with Derek too on the exciting color and composition, and the overlapping translucent quality. It really is stunning.

02-23-2015, 03:05 PM
Yep, another winner!!:thumbsup:

02-23-2015, 03:37 PM
Love it. The textures and colours are thrilling!
Did you add paper for texture?

02-23-2015, 08:06 PM
Beautiful. The color and texture is exquisite.

02-24-2015, 04:40 AM
Great use of color.........................jan :)

02-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Very dynamic work, Katie. I love how it morphs into pure abstract toward the bottom, or perhaps reflections in water. Good to see you around! :wave:

Katie Black
02-26-2015, 03:49 PM
My creative friends...my computer broke down :eek: but I am back! anyway, thank you all very much for your comments and observations, it always thrills me when people take the time to comment, I never get bored of it :D

Dcam...actually I didn't use pastel pencil for this one, I used a special wax pencil (I forgot) mainly due to the fact that the last time I varnished a painting after using a pastel pencil on top of acrylic, it bled a tiny bit even after trying to seal it, it was awfully upsetting as it spoiled the painting in my view.

O'Don... I used a special kind of wax pencil, that does not smudge.

Fresin....Well spotted! there is a little bit of paper used in this piece.

ColinS...Wow I didnt see that, I like this painting even more now Ha ha!

Jon.......I am so glad you like this one!

Thank you everyone else!

02-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Absolutely Stunning ! - Beautiful colors & abstract shapes combine nicely creating a powerful statement - Well Painted !


03-03-2015, 01:01 PM
Katie this really grabs my attention, bold and beautiful

03-06-2015, 04:25 PM
It reminds me of a city, under smog, reflection over a lake

Katie Black
03-06-2015, 06:44 PM
Thanks a lot guys!