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06-04-2015, 12:22 AM
The original pastel painting is done by Paul Hardy.
I wanted to see if I could attain similar results,I'd like to think it'd make his approval?!
Done on Strathmore 140lb.c.p watercolor paper series 400 9"x13".
Using Mungyo pastels for the foundation then switching to Rembrandt,Schmincke and Selinelier and Mount Vision pastels.
C&C welcome
Thanks for checking it out I've been practicing every day for a week now!
Have posted everything I've ever painted on this site I love you Wetcanvas.com! Thank You!
Now that I've posted it I'm going to mute that deep blue in the valley background a bit.

water girl
06-04-2015, 01:17 AM
Yes, you are making so much progress...you critiqued yourself!!! :lol: That bit of blue does need change. I really like the light hitting the buildings, it is beautiful.

06-04-2015, 07:09 AM
I like this one a lot! You are Moving forward nicely!!! Good job.


06-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Very nice! I like the foreground bushes and water, and the greens you used on the valley floor. I agree, the dark teal blue seems exaggerated. The dark area in the middle left--I can't tell if it is shadow on the far hill, or a separate hill itself. If separate, perhaps add more contour? The hill on the right is beautiful!

06-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Great job handling the play of light and shadow, Jay. I especially like the pickup being half in/half out of the sun. Nice work!

06-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Here I've done the right hand side of trees and their highlights,next is the left-hand side.
The reason the left side looks interesting is there is going to be trees and foliage partially covering that area.
Thank everyone for the kind words and criticism's it really helps me to learn.
I really enjoy when Jackie Simmons drops in and extraordinarily explains in great detail of either your mistakes and when she notices something special about the piece it's excellent,I love it!

06-10-2015, 01:53 PM
I finished the right hand trees...
And toned down the blue in the middle.
I'm really liking it!

06-10-2015, 02:02 PM
The picture here doesn't do the foliage justice. Because in person it's got subtle shifts in values and color.