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09-07-2001, 03:03 PM
My first pastel.. and I finished it! It's a miracle! :clap:
I picked up a set of 12 pastels and some drawing paper the other day, and here's my first attempt... I haven't posted here in over a year... mainly because I haven't done any kind of art in over a year, lol.
This is from a photo of my son learning to carve wood as it was done in the 1600s. The photo was taken at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in Ontario, a recreation of a Jesuit mission from the 17th century.
09-07-2001, 03:05 PM
And here is the photo I used... yeah I know the pastel is out of proportion, but I'm just happy I finished it :D
09-07-2001, 06:41 PM
Very ambitious subject for your first pastel! Bravo. Start your next one as soon as possible so you can transfer what you've learned into a new painting. It was good that you posted the photo with the painting.
Thanks for posting this for all to see!
09-08-2001, 10:05 AM
Thanks Diane! I think I like this medium :)
I'm going to get a larger set of pastels... with only 12 colors I had to do a LOT of mixing. Maybe that's why the scan didn't turn out so good? It's really only blues and browns - no greens in it at all.
My goal was to do something quick and finish it no matter what it looked like, lol. I did this in about 2 hours. I have several unfinished oil paintings that I worked on for weeks before losing interest. :rolleyes:
09-08-2001, 11:14 AM
Holy Cow...this is really impressive for a first one with a box of 12!
You chose a very complicated subject and did a great job!!! I can hardly wait to see more!
I have been buying pastels for a while...love to look at all the colours....really gutless when it comes to using them!! LOL
You have made me want to try too...thanks.
09-08-2001, 05:15 PM
You did a great job using only 12 pastels. It is good that you did not have a full set to do this piece. Having only 12 for your first several pieces forces you to find ways to combine into new colors. There is a limit to what can be done, but this exercise will definately help you develop your skills when that beautiful full set comes along!
09-08-2001, 06:46 PM
this is really great.....for a first its wonderful...12 pastels..GOSH..
more please...:D :D :D
09-09-2001, 03:12 AM
kate...diane...wendee... thanks for the nice comments :)
DH bought me a set of 30 Rembrandts today... I'll see what I can do with them! :p
09-17-2001, 12:53 PM
liz - what a great pix! You have inspired me too!
I am ashamed to say how many partisal pictures I have sitting here, just waiting to be finished..
10-02-2001, 12:58 AM
He's wonderful. Keep on painting.
10-02-2001, 05:03 AM
How'd you get that cute little artist guy in action on your signature? It's great!
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