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04-28-2017, 05:42 PM

Here's a new work using mixture of pastels on 600 grit Uart. Critiques always welcome.

water girl
04-28-2017, 06:37 PM
No crits here. Your stroke work is just amazing.

04-28-2017, 07:41 PM
That's such a nice thing to say. Thank you. I feel like it's magic paper, and I love it almost as well as the first batches of Wallis.

Frances Obie
04-28-2017, 09:55 PM
The dappled sunlight against the tree shadows is lovely. I agree with Karen...your strokes describe textures and movement beautifully

Donna T
04-29-2017, 09:25 AM
What a great feeling of bright sunlight and cool shade! Your squiggles add so much, Lisa!

04-29-2017, 09:44 AM
Love your stoke work.


04-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Terrific work. Full of light and energy. :thumbsup:

04-30-2017, 09:09 AM
I agree, nice variety of colour and brushstroke. I feel energized!

04-30-2017, 02:28 PM
Thanks, all. I really appreciate and am energized by your kind comments. As I have said before, it's freeing to have my crazy stroke style affirmed. Helps to rid me of the "shoulds". :)

05-01-2017, 04:38 AM
I agree with what others have said. I love of energy and vitality in your stroke work and for this piece I think it is really effective, especially in conveying the dappled sunlight

05-05-2017, 07:40 AM

Thanks, Rebecca!

It's interesting to me that creating solid work is not automatic. It actually takes work, and is a balance existing somewhere in between the work and letting go.

I had a quick 2 hours yesterday and tried to replicate the feeling of this painting with a reference photo that had much more subdued light. It did not turn out well.

Creativity can be so fickle, Ludington Path took a few hours, is 20 x 28 inches. This was a larger, and I had this panicked feeling the whole time, like I absolutely had to create a substantial large painting in my allotted 2 1/2 hours. LOL. I absolutely love this process of trying to understansd creativity and painting and am so grateful that my husband supports me. After 20 years of homeschooling our 4 kids he'd better!

This pastel of the side of the road in a marshy area quickly devolved into scribbles and lost it's structure. I'm posting it mostly as a reminder to myself that failure is okay, scribbles don't always cover a multitude of sins and work is necessary. :wave: