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Shireesh
07-14-2015, 12:17 AM
Flamboyant (Delonix regia ) tree in full bloom ; May . The afternoon temperatures reach 42 deg celsius -

Pastel on pastelmat ; with watercolor underpainting ;
about 19 by 14 in. Rembrandt and Schmincke .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2015/109976-7b1bc6cda5f05c10651438a68dc87ec2.jpg

BlackScorpion
07-14-2015, 02:31 AM
It is completely different from what I am used to see of pastel drawings.
When I think pastel, I see more detailed images. But I like this!
It is truly a mixture between water colors and pastel.
I'd like to see more drawings like this :).

DAK723
07-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Beautiful work!

Don

Donna T
07-14-2015, 08:20 AM
The texture in the tree trunk really makes it stand out! The color harmony adds to the beauty of your always-outstanding work!

Davkin
07-14-2015, 09:43 AM
Most excellent! I'm a big fan of your style Shireesh.

blr2449
07-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Ditto BlackScorpion. :)

Mamalynn
07-14-2015, 11:11 PM
Seriously, you might be my favorite ever pastel artist. This in no way diminishes the wonderful work on this site. Each of your paintings totally draws me in and you have such a wonderful, and unique voice. What a treat for the eyes.

mollerman
07-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Outstanding!

Still-trying
07-15-2015, 02:32 PM
Very very lovely.

Blayne
07-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Ah, Shireesh, that's gorgeous!

pastel65
07-15-2015, 10:03 PM
Wonderful painting. Pam :wave:

neddelta
07-15-2015, 11:15 PM
As soon as this page opened, I knew you'd posted another painting,Shireesh! You have such a captivating style, and say the most with the fewest possible strokes. On this one, I particularly admire how you render the shadowed tree in saturated color, and indicate the bright sunlight with desaturated colors.

Did you take photos as you progressed? I'd love to see a work in progress of this piece!

Best, Evelyn
www.evelyn-brody.squarespace.com

Shireesh
07-16-2015, 01:11 AM
BlackScorpion,Don,Donna,Davkin,Barbara,Mamalynn,Marcus,Still-trying,Blayne, Pam, Evelyn :
Thank you all very much for the appreciation and kind words !
Evelyn, I'm sorry, but I did not take photos of the work in progress. One thing I can say- I worked out a rough sketch with a desktop painting first ; and then got on with the pastel. I'm attaching the digital sketch.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2015/109976-gulmohor1.jpg

RobD
07-17-2015, 12:39 AM
What a beautiful painting. I really like the loose style.

neddelta
07-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Your digital sketch is quite detailed, Shireesh, and very pastel-like. Fascinating!

Best, Evelyn

mercbill
07-23-2015, 01:23 PM
Stunning

maryinasia
07-24-2015, 04:16 AM
beautiful

Nick7
07-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Your work never stops to amaze me. I love the earth colors you use and their combination with violet and sometimes blue.
Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Jprice022
07-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Very well done. I like your style.

Shireesh
07-27-2015, 12:16 AM
Bill, Nick. Maryinasia, Jprice , thank you very much !

rvhamburg
07-27-2015, 12:36 PM
This is a great painting - one of my favorites!
Randy

Rockport123
07-27-2015, 01:14 PM
Wonderfully vibrant!!!!!

lisagirl
07-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Love the style and use of Color! Feels fresh and exciting

robertsloan2
07-27-2015, 09:22 PM
Shireesh, wow! This is painterly and masterful! I love your textures! The occasional jazzy little narrow line, gorgeous masses of color and tone, excellent shapes and lovely perspective draw me right in. It reminds me a little of some daily painters like Carol Marine and Karen Margulis, except so large the strokes become a small texture against the whole.

Your digital sketch is glorious too! I am so tempted to play a bit more with digital art after your example!

Shireesh
07-29-2015, 12:13 AM
Randy,Maelene,lisagirl, Robert , thank you!