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rsmith.1141
04-24-2015, 12:33 AM
On my easel tonight... Going a little larger for a change of pace. Pretty fun.

This is from a little 6x8 sketch I did a couple of weeks ago in the early morning light in Borrego Springs.

Still more to do.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2015/137729-IMG_0547-9.jpg
18 x 24 pastel on Uart 500 paper

Turpintine45
04-24-2015, 12:58 AM
Wow that is big it will look wonderful framed. You have captured the light beautifully.

Blayne
04-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Randy, that's gorgeous! It looks finished to me now, so I'll look forward to seeing what you do to finish it.

mollerman
04-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Very nice work Randy! It takes confidence to work on larger pieces and a tendency to work in more detail than usual on smaller pieces.

kentiessen
04-24-2015, 11:00 AM
I'm glad you're stretching out big(ger)! Although strange at first, it will feel great once you get used to working in a large(r) environment.

rsmith.1141
04-25-2015, 11:29 PM
Still working on this. Trying to get all of the different plains to play nice together. Hmmmm. More to do...


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2015/137729-DSC00143-5.jpg

ural jones
04-26-2015, 01:57 PM
This is just wonderful work. This is a nice piece and it looks like everything is 'playing' very nicely!
You know, I had a hard time adjusting to going smaller.
I really enjoy working large but, being new to pastel, I find it better for me in the small format.
Is it better for you to use these chalk sticks when the size is larger?

water girl
04-26-2015, 02:25 PM
The light hitting that bush is beautiful. Will I see this one in the Fair Art Show?

Donna T
04-26-2015, 02:37 PM
The blue on the upward facing rocks is a very nice touch and I can really feel the temperature differences in this one. Great painting!

Still-trying
04-26-2015, 03:50 PM
Very 3D. Good one for me to study. Nice!

rsmith.1141
04-26-2015, 08:42 PM
Thanks everyone!

OK. Last pass at this for a while. I'll let it simmer a bit and then take a fresh look...


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2015/137729-DSC_0130-4.jpg

rsmith.1141
04-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Thanks Karen.

Nope, didn't finish this in time.

SueNM
04-30-2015, 01:33 PM
Nice job Randy. I haven't been here for awhile, and Wow you really are doing great.