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SarahY
07-31-2015, 10:05 AM
Hello oil pastelists! :wave:

Below are the reference images for August's challenge. Feel free to use your imagination and go wild! You are also free to post works in progress if you need any help or advice.

Please tell us:
What support you used including any surface prep.
The finished size of your painting or sketch.
The brand of oil pastels used.
Whether you have used anything as an underpainting.

Other mediums may be used to complement, but the work must be primarily oil pastels. Oil sticks and oil bars may be used. Wax pastels are welcome too.

You have a month, but the thread will stay open so if you are unable to post by the end of the month you can do it later.

Have fun everyone! :thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Building.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Church.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Clouds.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Driftwood.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-GlastonburyTor.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Labrador.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Labradorite.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Marbles.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Rocks.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-SoftToys1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-StillLife-Complex.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-StillLife-Simple.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Waves.jpg

SarahY
07-31-2015, 10:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Ab1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2015/1713772-Ab2.jpg

tuscanny
07-31-2015, 12:54 PM
Lovely choice of references and subjects, Sarah! Thanks for hosting.

Joanne_N
07-31-2015, 09:39 PM
Sarah, your photos are marvelous! Thanks for hosting.

Pat Isaac
08-01-2015, 11:36 AM
Thanks for hosting, Sarah....great images and my DH has some of those ducks.

Pat

purpletrader
08-01-2015, 02:50 PM
Sarah, Great images. If I can just carve out the time to do one.

Ed

Vivien Maloney
08-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Beautiful photos Sarah! Will try and get one done. :thumbsup:

tuscanny
08-03-2015, 12:51 PM
I'm fascinated with stones but I haven't heard of this stone yet. My version A5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Aug-2015/1256189-labradorite_A5_ops_aug.jpg

SarahY
08-03-2015, 01:03 PM
That's beautiful, tuscanny, really lovely. Excellent colours, so luminous.

These stones are labradorite, one of my favourites. I just love how they look like a boring greeny grey stone until the light catches a streak of blue or gold. So pretty :heart:

Pat Isaac
08-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Great capture of the color of these stones, Christel.

Pat

Vivien Maloney
08-03-2015, 03:57 PM
Christel - beautiful stones! Lovely oil pastel of them!

tuscanny
08-04-2015, 12:23 AM
Thanks Sarah, Pat and Vivien!

AllanWaiShingMak
08-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Hello ? howdy ? Just drop in to see Tuscanny your well rendering of the gem stone Labradorite! These cabochons polished finish are lovely ! Great !

tuscanny
08-04-2015, 11:09 AM
Thanks Allan!

SarahY
08-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Here is my Abstract/Imagination 1.

Senneliers and the Neopastel Cream (love that pastel) on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, approx 7" by 9":

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2015/1713772-muted.jpg

Pat Isaac
08-05-2015, 11:34 AM
Perfect!!! I love that pastel too..

Pat

tuscanny
08-05-2015, 02:50 PM
Beautiful!

KareBear94
08-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Christel... Love your stones.. The colours are great! :clap:

Sarah... Really like the soft colors, the purple and green work so well together.. :thumbsup:

tuscanny
08-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Thanks Karen!
I had quite a time with the Tor. A5, first I lightened it, then I decided it needed red in it, then my composition needed something on the left and now I decided to leave as is.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2015/1256189-tor_ops_a5_aug.jpg

scalene
08-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and I wanted to say thank you for the inspiring references, I've been working on my own version of the image tuscanny just shared - and tuscanny had great colors and brightness :D I'll be sharing and asking for advice later :angel:

SarahY
08-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Thanks for you comments, guys :heart:

Love the addition of the figure, tuscanny :thumbsup:

Welcome scalene! :wave: Look forward to seeing your work and if we can help you with anything please just ask!

tuscanny
08-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Thanks Sarah!

Hi Scalene! Welcome to this forum! Looking forward to seeing your artwork.

scalene
08-07-2015, 03:58 PM
Thank you both! :wave:

Here's my take, cheap ops, roughly the size of A4. Everyone feel free to comment :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2015/1974153-image.jpg

SarahY
08-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Excellent scalene, you've got the atmosphere down perfectly!

tuscanny
08-08-2015, 01:16 AM
Lovely work, Scalene! What brand ops do you use?

scalene
08-08-2015, 09:05 AM
@sarahy thanks!

@tuscanny some cheap ops, monami to be precise.

Pat Isaac
08-08-2015, 10:45 AM
The figure addition brings added interest to the scene, Christel. Nice.
I agree, scalene, that you have captured the atmosphere.

Pat

Joanne_N
08-10-2015, 02:34 PM
Hi :wave: This is a WIP, on Arches 12" x 16" oil paper. Mostly Senneliers.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Aug-2015/1688579-IMG_4353_1024x624.jpg

SarahY
08-10-2015, 04:19 PM
That's looking fantastic, Joanne! Very vibrant and the colours are so clean.

Joanne_N
08-10-2015, 10:08 PM
Thanks Sarah!

Hmmm, thought I had commented on the work in this thread, but maybe I'm thinking of July's challenge. :angel: :lol:

Christel - love the stones! The details look great and you really achieved the shiny look. I like your take on the tower too, and the addition of the figure and shrubs really improves the composition.

Sarah - I like your abstract, it made me think of lens flare, the sunlight reflected off a camera lens.

Scalene - you did a really nice job with the perspective of that landscape, the steps up to the tower look great.

tuscanny
08-11-2015, 12:24 AM
Great start, Joanne! I like the crispness of your colors.

Pat Isaac
08-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Nice, love the vibrant color...

Pat

Joanne_N
08-12-2015, 05:38 PM
I worked on this some more today at my art class. I see I need to go back in and fix the direction of some of the wood grain. :clear:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2015/1688579-Marbles_WIP_2_1024x624.jpg

tuscanny
08-13-2015, 01:00 AM
Lovely! Looking forward to seeing the final!

Pat Isaac
08-13-2015, 10:05 AM
This is coming along wonderfully.....


Pat

SarahY
08-13-2015, 11:28 AM
That's looking just lovely, Joanne!

purpletrader
08-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Joanne, I'm impressed. It has visual excitement.

ed

purpletrader
08-16-2015, 12:26 AM
this is a quick version of abstract #1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2015/1580605-abstract_1.jpg

here is my version of abstract #2. I didn't do the detail but I had fun creating.

ed

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2015/1580605-abstract_2.jpg

SarahY
08-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Lovely work purpletrader, feels very fresh and spontaneous!

tuscanny
08-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Lovely color combinations Ed!

Pat Isaac
08-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Good energy in the work and good to have fun.

Pat

purpletrader
08-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the nice comments, Sarah, Christel, and Pat.

Ed

camelwhite
08-20-2015, 03:59 AM
I got one :)
8*8, drawing paper
C&C are welcome!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2015/1974480-photo_1.JPG

SarahY
08-20-2015, 07:14 AM
Beautiful, camelwhite!

tuscanny
08-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Beautiful scene! The white from the Pentels is a bit creamier and fascilitates easier blending. As You blend add more ops and use the white to lighten the chroma of the blues and yellows. The next time you could lay down a layer of white first and then add the yellows and blues before blending

camelwhite
08-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Thank you all!!!

I got another one, pentel on mixed medium paper. 6*5.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2015/1974480-photo.JPG

tuscanny
08-21-2015, 12:40 PM
Wow! Love it!

SarahY
08-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Really beautifully done!

purpletrader
08-22-2015, 04:41 PM
very impressive

ed

camelwhite
08-26-2015, 11:21 AM
It was much harder than I thought!!! If I know earlier, I should do the sketch better and put down the first layer more carefully. Anyhow, the distance view is alright, and after a lot of modifications, I am able to get the waves. I will leave the not-perfect part for my next sea-view paintings then.

petel, 9*12 on mix medium paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2015/1974480-IMG_6206_copy.jpg

Pat Isaac
08-26-2015, 11:29 AM
I think you did a great job with the water. I really like the variation of color in it.


Pat

SarahY
08-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Lovely, camelwhite!

Joanne_N
08-26-2015, 06:35 PM
purpletrader - I like the vibrant colors in your abstracts, nice work. :thumbsup:

camelwhite - your paintings are beautiful. Your landscapes look like fine oil paintings, the colors and textures are wonderful. The stones you did look very realistic. :clap:

I'm still working on my marbels, hopefully will finish it off before the end of the month. :D

tuscanny
08-26-2015, 11:43 PM
Well done Camelwhite!

SarahY
09-01-2015, 03:26 AM
Thank you everyone who participated, some really lovely work here :thumbsup:

camelwhite
09-01-2015, 10:50 AM
9*12 pentel on canson drawing paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2015/1974480-IMG_6218_copy.jpg

and an WIP

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2015/1974480-IMG_6220_.jpg

tuscanny
09-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Beautiful painting of the pets, DJ! Looking forward to your finished wip scene.

Koky20
09-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Hello All : Here's my submission for the month of August. Hope I am not too late. I used jaxon colours on 2535 cm canson paper.

Shaimaa

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2015/1346035-IMG_20150905_234700-1.jpg

tuscanny
09-06-2015, 12:33 AM
Lovely painting, Shaimaa! Great color combination. I might just add a little more to the shadows.

Joanne_N
09-06-2015, 10:53 AM
DJ and Shaimaa, love your work!

SarahY
09-06-2015, 11:04 AM
Beautiful work camelwhite and Shaamai! Well done.

Pat Isaac
09-06-2015, 11:09 AM
Nice strong color in this painting.

Pat

Koky20
09-07-2015, 08:48 AM
Thank you all :) :) :)