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07-17-2017, 09:13 AM
Yet another thunderstorm with torrential rains last evening in Southern Ontario!....
so I won't be painting my poor demolished garden flowers anytime soon!:o
However plenty of rain means lush greens in trees and fields with ever changing skies.
Two new pastel studies (both using Rembrandts, Sennelier, Richeson pastels on 3M 1000 grit sandpaper)...
a new discovery "Hoople Island" on a rather moody day.
and an old haunt "Marsh along the K&P trail." on a rare clear day C+Cs welcome!




Donna T
07-17-2017, 11:31 AM
Two very beautiful pieces, Leslie! I like the loftiness of the clouds in the first one. They seem to be floating across your painting. The light on the marsh and the way it affects the grasses in the second one is just gorgeous! I think I've been getting your thunderstorms when you're done with them. The weeds and wildflowers seem to be especially tall and showy this year so I guess that's one good thing.

Frances Obie
07-17-2017, 11:35 AM
I love both of these studies but especially the first one. You have a wonderful way of describing the delicate quality of trees and skies. I feel the dampness hanging in the air!

water girl
07-17-2017, 11:55 AM

07-18-2017, 12:01 AM
Wonderful! I like both of them!

07-18-2017, 08:40 AM
A cool day and a warm one. A breezy day and a still one. A cloudy day and a hazy day.

In the second one, I love how you liven your greens with the creams, yellows, and orange-browns. Hearing the buzz of the insects, I want to dip my toes in the water.

In the first painting, I love how you've painted the scrub coming down the rocks to the water. The strokes for your trees, not too defined but definitely upright offset the soft roundness of your cloud formations with their subtle colors and deep shadows.

Of course, you know all this, but man, oh man, LOVELY work, beautiful landscapes!

07-18-2017, 09:32 AM
Thanks to Donna, Karen, Hhuanghehe and Aly for the fantastic comments.
I've said it before but will say it again...posting on thisi forum has helped me improve my work by MILES AND MILES.

07-20-2017, 09:32 AM

07-22-2017, 07:12 PM
Love them both.

07-22-2017, 07:13 PM
Love both of these.

07-23-2017, 10:43 AM
I love each one for their "fresh" look!!!!

09-20-2017, 10:29 AM
I really like this fluid construction of the first job. The loose features give a very pleasurable sense of freedom. They look like two landscapes that we would find if we walked in a beautiful dream. Thank you for showing! :-)

09-20-2017, 12:46 PM
I really like how you make lots of small marks, which I think gives the impression of lots of reflecting light on a partly cloudy day. Both of them are beautifully done.

09-24-2017, 10:53 AM
Driz, Welpaint, Rockport, Skavendish and Morchiant thanks you for taking the time to comment.
Skavendish, I do work rather quickly as I like the spontaneity of responding to what happens on the page....it generally results in a huge pile of rejects :lol:
but every so often it all comes together:smug:!

09-24-2017, 01:29 PM
These are both very lovely! And I like the looseness of your strokes 😊