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sassybird
08-12-2001, 05:28 PM
My palette is all the colors of the rainbow. I love color, and depending on my mood more than subject there is no telling what combinations I will put together. I had a prof that said she didn't know how I made some of my combinations work......lol

This piece was done in pastels worked wet and pastel pencils. I am pleased with the result, but am interested in what others think.

Rosemarie
08-13-2001, 05:39 AM
WOW! It's burning!
I like it veeery muuuch:clap:

You should post it in Abstract art too.

pampe
08-13-2001, 04:44 PM
yes Yes YEs YES!!!


Somewhere between and fractal and an out of body experience....I like it a lot, sassy!!

The colors vibrate like the spectrum.
:clap:

Patrick1
08-13-2001, 05:51 PM
That's awesome. But how did you prevent the colors from mixing together and making mud?

billyg
08-15-2001, 08:22 AM
Marvellous Sass,
They look like fiery pupils of the eye.How the hell did you do that. Dont tell me, With great difficulty LOL.
Billyg :clap: :clap:

Wally's Mom
08-15-2001, 11:44 AM
WOW ! I'm in Awe !

Love it, love it, love it!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Sandi
08-15-2001, 11:55 AM
Awesome Sass!!

Einion
08-16-2001, 03:23 PM
Wowza! Never would have guessed it was a pastel.

Dintcha mean irises Billyg? :) They remind me of that too.

Einion

sassybird
08-17-2001, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by Domer
That's awesome. But how did you prevent the colors from mixing together and making mud?

Domer, I lay the color down first and then use a moist brush to smooth things out, blend and to cut down on dust. What dust there is I collect in glass cigar tubes to use on later pieces, sprinkling them across and area and then spritzing them with water. I do the same with the shavings of my woodless watercolor pencil shavings. You can get some nice effects that way with out making mud. The wet technique with the pastels was taught to me by an old mentor.

09-07-2001, 06:19 AM
Originally posted by sassybird


Domer, I lay the color down first and then use a moist brush to smooth things out, blend and to cut down on dust. What dust there is I collect in glass cigar tubes to use on later pieces, sprinkling them across and area and then spritzing them with water. I do the same with the shavings of my woodless watercolor pencil shavings. You can get some nice effects that way with out making mud. The wet technique with the pastels was taught to me by an old mentor.

collect them in glass cigar tubes.. i find that refreshing .. and interesting what they would look like lined up in a picture..


vn arlene:)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2001/me2.jpg

llis
12-19-2001, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by sassybird


I collect in glass cigar tubes to use on later pieces, sprinkling them across and area and then spritzing them with water.

Sass: Just wondering where you get these cigar tubes? I'd love to start doing this with my pastel shavings and dusts.

sassybird
12-20-2001, 03:55 AM
llis,

My husband and a few of his friends share a good cigar from time to time. I have them save me the tubes. Right now I use them more for my woodless watercolor shavings more than for the pastels. I wish I had more of them. They really are a nice way to save things like that.

llis
12-20-2001, 07:22 AM
Forgive the ignorance, but are those tubes plastic? I was thinking that by saying Cigar Tubes you were meaning something like a glass tube you would find to use in a chemistry lab. I was thinking that one could put a cork on the top and save them forever. I bet that would work too, what you think?

Wonder where I could get glass tubes? Guess a quick search using a search engine would help...duh. LOL

DebAnnWea
12-20-2001, 10:29 AM
I was trying to figure out if those were eyes with different color lashes or if they were flowers.They look nice either way.:clap:

sassybird
12-21-2001, 04:39 AM
llis, yes they are glass cigar tubes. They come with a plastic stopper, but I am sure that finding cork stoppers wouldn't be a problem.

nightblooming
12-30-2001, 10:37 PM
This is amazing! I just sort of fell into it and kept spinning. I think I will use this image for meditation--and maybe I'll even post the results, lol.

nightblooming

hlee
12-31-2001, 01:12 PM
electrifying! :cool: lovely array of colours (and they work, too! :D )... sharp, delicate lines... quick query: why wasn't the bottom left corner the aqua blue of the bground, but black? it wouldn't seem odd, would it?

gnu
04-26-2002, 03:10 AM
I went hunting for this and I FOUND it!!!!!:D :D
I'ts my all time favourite image!!!! Go Sassybird:clap: :clap: :clap:

blkros
04-26-2002, 11:02 PM
Wow! Bold! I love the vibrance of pastels when they're used like this.

sandokan
04-30-2002, 05:40 AM
I find it very beautiful.
In my opinion, it gives sensation of strength lines, like a magnet, and in the meantime it seems to explode.
Nice choose of colors, light blue is very appropriate in the back ground, and tecnique seems quite good.
Compliments!!
Sandokan

sassybird
05-02-2002, 08:40 PM
gnu, lol what made you go looking for this piece?

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Rose Queen
05-02-2002, 09:41 PM
Just plunk "test tube" into the search box at this site and, voila! http://www.sciencekit.com/Search/Products.cfm

You can get 72 of them in Kimax, borosilicate, or Pyrex, depending on what size you want. A test tube rack might come in handy, too! I didn't look for stoppers, but I bet they have something.

BTW, sassy, I love this piece! It's so electric, it almost looks digitized. I'm a fool for color, too.



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guillot
05-09-2002, 04:55 PM
This is totally awesome! I stared at it for so long, that everywhere I looked for the next few minutes, I could still see it :D .

Very moving, and beautiful colors!

gnu
05-10-2002, 11:14 PM
Sassybird... I just couldn't take my eyes off your tinyhead, I was sure it would be yours... Couldn't enlarge it & was FASCINATED by how you could have done it,.... was hoping wasn't digital. 'cause wanted to know it was achievable by hand...was not dissappointed :clap: :clap: :clap:
It deserved to be ressurected!! :D :D

chris 97
05-11-2002, 08:33 PM
as one of my teachers told me once, very nice, too bad you are so afraid of color!:D :D
and i thought i was the ultimate recycler/scavenger, but you win, even i dont save my pencil shaveings.........yet:D

rapolina
04-16-2003, 06:18 AM
very beautiful and explosive!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

rapolina.

yoyita_yoyita
04-17-2003, 03:33 AM
You can get some Chinese cheap lab things here.
American Science surplus www.sciplus.com/

Here are some 3" tubes, a box of 250 for $12.50 http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm?subsection=4

Lampburke
04-19-2003, 09:20 AM
...and it draws you into it.....excellent!