View Full Version : Thames barge race....my attempt at a demo by John Barber

05-05-2017, 04:20 PM
The demo is in one of his books called The Pastel Colour Wheel Book.
I did this on a 12" 1\2"x9" 1\2" piece of Art Spectrum Colorfix either a slate gray or a grey-blue color I can't really tell. Using Jack Richeson medium pastels and Blicks artist pastels and Rembrandt's artist pastels along with a few Mount Vision​ artist pastels and generals white charcoal pencil and a general Primo charcoal pencil 59-B for the details. I hope you like it I know I do!
Here's John Barbers​ finished piece...
C&C welcomed​ and appreciated....

water girl
05-05-2017, 04:38 PM
Very nicely done! :thumbsup: May I make two small suggestions? I know this is nitpicking, but you've put so much effort into this, a few more strokes will finish it. On the closest boat, along the red at the water line, darken or tone down the red. Also, take it a bit darker near the bow and a bit darker near the stern. Then take that darker value of red and stroke it into the reflection on the water's surface. As always, it is your painting. So carefully consider any changes before picking up a stick.

05-06-2017, 02:13 PM
Ok those are actually really good suggestions I will do them! And thank you for looking I wickedly appreciate the advice!

water girl
05-06-2017, 02:22 PM
Ha ha! I recognize the word "wicked"!!! :wink2:

05-07-2017, 01:41 AM
Ya it's one of those words that us new englanders use!