View Full Version : WDE 03/24/17 Old truck.

03-29-2017, 07:57 AM

I did this yesterday in pastel. It is 12 X 16. I had the truck almost done at the 2 hour mark, but took about 4 hours till done. It was a challenge. I have lots to learn about pastels yet, but I really like working with them. Not to many teachers out there, at least in this area, for pastels. Any help you can give is appreciated. My internet is still not good, so I can not get on all the time. Have a great day. Happy painting.

03-29-2017, 08:34 AM
mary...I really do not think you need any advise..this is really quite lovely ! the b/g is beautifully done and love the rust on the ole truck ! tyree:clap:

03-29-2017, 11:28 AM
Really nice scene with the old rusty hunk-a-junk!

03-29-2017, 12:28 PM
...really nicely done, good job on the rusty car 👍🏼

03-29-2017, 01:26 PM
You seem to be handling the pastels very well Mary - love what you have captured! I was also thinking of doing this in pastels, as it is well suited for this medium.

03-29-2017, 02:55 PM
You did a very good job on this - who needs help when you do as well as this!

03-29-2017, 06:32 PM
Lovely, Mary! I like the way the color of rust on the truck is picked up in the leaves, and you're achieving a real sense of depth with the pastels. Thanks for joining in, despite the internet troubles!

03-30-2017, 03:28 AM
Looks like you don;t need advise on pastels. They come naturally to you:)

03-30-2017, 04:43 AM
You are a natural and I love what you have done here. I have not used soft pastels for years but I do remember a few tricks,
The best white for highlights is Schminke, it is soft and dense and beautiful to use. They are expensive but last forever and just the white is enough.
If the tooth on the paper has become saturated and wont accept more colour brush off excess and spray with a bit of fixative.
For a quick clean put dirty pastels in a box with raw rice and shake.
Look at the work of other pastel painters that you admire, Harley Brown was a favourite of mine and the reason I started using pastels.
Hope this helps

03-30-2017, 06:37 AM
Looks more than competent to me! Nice use of colour.

03-30-2017, 08:34 AM
Oh, Gee thanks everyone. A special thanks to Christine for the tricks. I really like the one on cleaning the pastels and I will look up Harley Brown and see what he does. I forgot to say I did this on a piece of brown mat paper. I think if I was to do it again I might use a lighter paper.

03-30-2017, 07:52 PM
Great work on the shadows and shading Mary.

03-30-2017, 09:42 PM
Oh! The pastels have such a lovely softness on the foliage and on the rusty parts of the auto.

03-31-2017, 08:50 AM
Hey Mary:wave: lots to love and like in that ole truck:clap:

03-31-2017, 01:54 PM
You achieve a very good pastel of this old car, bravo!