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Khadres
04-25-2004, 12:58 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: The Second Time Around
Project Leader: Khadres
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

MAY 2004

Do you have a painting lurking somewhere in your personal “archives” that you feel was a failure and wish you could try again? Or do you have one that was a success that you wish you could try another approach with or explore further? In this project, we'll be dusting off one of those old ideas or sketches that you’ve got hiding in your creative closet and see what you can bring to it the second time around.

Hopefully, your skills have grown since the first time you painted that barn (or mountain or pet or child), and maybe you understand the issues of color, composition, balance, or focal points better now. Maybe you’d just like to re-do the previous work in pastels this time or, if the original was a pastel, too, maybe you'd like to try it with a different emphasis or composition.

There is no rule that says you can’t try an idea again -- and again, for that matter. Elizabeth Mowry shows us the countless possibilities inherent in even the simplest scene by painting it time and time again in The Pastelist’s Year. By choosing different moods, weather, color palettes, and focal points, she creates brand new paintings which all “say” something different.

You’ll need to upload a photo of the original version of the painting in the Progress Images first. You should tell us something about the earlier work and give us some idea as to why you’d like to try it again and what you hope to accomplish with it. As you complete the project, you will want to upload at least one in-progress photo in the Progress Images, explaining your process and your interaction with the new painting. The final painting version should be uploaded into the Finished Works with a description of what you feel you’ve achieved – or not.

Feel free to post your enthusiasm for the project in the Project Discussion Thread as you go along as well as your frustrations and doubts. This is all about THINKING – thinking about what attracts us to an idea, what we hope to communicate with it, how we feel we succeeded or failed with it the first time and how we hope to improve it or just develop it differently this time.

Join me in the Project Discussion Thread as I work through my photos of the 4 stages of my Work-In-Progress.

And remember…have FUN!


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=682)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Khadres
04-25-2004, 01:22 PM
To start things off, I’ve uploaded the original version of an oil painting I did about sixteen years ago in oils. I look at it now and wonder how in the world it ever garnered a second place in a local, juried art show. But surely I liked it THEN…why do I look askance at it now?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/34895-original1_copy.jpg

I suppose, at the time, I thought nearly monochromatic color schemes were cool. I was heavy into muted tones then, mostly because I could control them better than I could a wider ranging palette. I remember trying to convey that special time at dusk, when the colors of the day begin to drain away and silence reigns. I also thought it was fun to paint something cold with warm tones.

For some reason, the family really liked this painting and so it eventually found a home over our fireplace…here in our family room. Since the family has since become my studio, I’ve had ample opportunity to look at this picture and ponder what I consider to be its pluses and minuses. I still like the composition well enough, but the colors seem decidedly … well, yucky! Instead of looking peaceful and serene, it seems depressing to me now.

I thought it would be fun to try the same sort of composition again, but in pastels this time with a broader palette and brighter light. Instead of those horrible gray “bushes”, maybe a few trees would work better. And what if it was a bit earlier in the day, when the sun has just begun to sink toward sunset?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/34895-firststep_copy.jpg

I began by laying in the basic composition and developing the range of colors I wanted to use, deciding where the light source would be, and deciding where to put some trees. It went so much faster in pastels than it would have in oils! What fun!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/34895-secondstep_copy.jpg

It didn’t take long to realize that the expanse of far distant trees needed to be trimmed and a far middle ground added. I spent some time deciding just how much detail I’d need and where. I also shifted the sun more to the right. I had this strange feeling that the painting was taking on a sort of life of its own about then. I was afraid it was spinning out of control.

I let it sit for a week, hoping it would tell me what to do next, fearful that I’d already messed it up. Then I remembered that one of the things I like so much about pastels and especially Wallis paper is the ability to “erase” what you don’t like and re-do whole passages easily and cleanly. A sizeable quantity of dust went into the vacuum cleaner and HEPA filter before I began to move forward again.

I realized that the blue of the background trees fit better than the more acidic green of the closer ones, so I brushed some more dust and toned the closer stand of trees with more blue while still keeping them darker and a smidge warmer, “nearer”. I liked the slashes of sunlight cutting through the stand of firs on the right and had to stifle the impulse to get carried away with that. I also did away with unnecessary clumps of generic and unidentifiable bushes in the middle distance, reasoning that since that area was more open, the snow would be deeper, covering most of the dry meadow grasses and plants.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2004/34895-final_copy.jpg

I realized I was done when I found myself fiddling around with individual rocks and twigs that were fine the way they were. I discovered that every speck of snow, foliage, and stone didn’t have to be to the same “finish” throughout and that the things I valued in the new painting, the light, the snow, and the bare aspens, were sufficient to carry the idea. I’m reasonably happy with this new version of “Early December Evening” and I know I learned at least a little, if not a lot, about compositional balance, limiting color range without strangling it, and focusing on what counts.

PLEASE NOTE: Although I posted all my steps in one message, participants should feel free to post each part they work separately with comments. And PLEASE limit this project to: soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, pastel pencils and any combination of these. Underpainting is fine, of course.

Happy painting!

MKathleen
04-25-2004, 01:37 PM
:) Lovely pastel work, and your Project looks like it will be terrific!

Khadres
04-25-2004, 01:40 PM
Thanks! I hope this will be fun for us all.

Dyin
04-25-2004, 03:01 PM
Nice project, Sooz and nice revisit on the painting...will have to think on this one a bit to see what I might re-do.

Khadres
04-25-2004, 04:33 PM
Nice project, Sooz and nice revisit on the painting...will have to think on this one a bit to see what I might re-do.

How about an old dusty dustie redone in....OPs??? :D

Dyin
04-25-2004, 06:11 PM
good idea, Sooz, I'll look and see what I have tucked away.

Deborah Secor
04-25-2004, 06:19 PM
Sooz, this looks like a blast! I'll be in as soon as I can scare up a little time. I use this same idea for a class with my continuing students occasionally and it's always been successful. I'm amazed at what can be done to improve a bad painting--or even a pretty good one that still has potential.

I love your demo painting. What a huge difference! The distance you've achieved is beautiful. Okay--I'll be rooting in the back of the portfolio in that section marked 'work on these' soon.

Deborah

Khadres
04-25-2004, 06:26 PM
Okay--I'll be rooting in the back of the portfolio in that section marked 'work on these' soon.
Deborah

Great! That's part of what I'm looking for....for folks to dig out ideas they've put aside for one reason or another or ones they considered not up to par. There really are about a zillion ways to paint most anything, after all, and sometimes the first shot could be either improved or more fully realized.

Knowing that most of what you put in your "work on later" bin is usually fabulous, this should be the opportunity to finish or re-try something really good!

Glad you liked to painting! Was a blast to do and, actually, I think I could even try it yet again someday!

weckster
04-26-2004, 05:09 AM
Oh man - I feel this way about everything I do!

Here is an example.... :D
One is watercolour pencil, followed by (I think) the OP version, and then the watercolour. How many more examples can I post :evil:

Khadres
04-26-2004, 02:06 PM
Oh man - I feel this way about everything I do!

Here is an example.... :D
One is watercolour pencil, followed by (I think) the OP version, and then the watercolour. How many more examples can I post :evil:

These are neat! What do you think the strong points are for each of these?

If you wish to add these to the Project itself, please add the images to the Studio and Gallery areas of the Art Project System. Hey, I see you already have a new piece to work on, too! That looks like some rough paper to handle there! Very intriguing, so far!

Khadres
04-26-2004, 04:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36096

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/completed/11811/tn_first.jpg

This is very delicate and nice, though. How do you plan to change it now? Bolder? More color? Texture? Can't wait to see what you do with it! Beautiful subject!

Khadres
04-26-2004, 04:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36089

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/37194/tn_Japanese_statue.JPG

Have never heard of this type of paper...is it a watercolor variety? Interesting subject!

weckster
04-26-2004, 05:37 PM
These are neat! What do you think the strong points are for each of these?



I think the first (watercolour pencil) had the best detail and was truest to form. It is my favourite, though the first one done.

The oil pastel (second up there but the last one I did) has the best sky, I think. I ended up using some of the irididescent Sennelier's on this. And then it was fixed with the sennelier oil pastel varnish (the only time I've fixed a pastel so far! - tends to flatten it out a bit. Though maybe that was me).

The watercolour, the last, is the clearest but I think it is characterless. It's the one friends seem to like the best (yes I'm dragging everyone into see my stuff, having lost all sense of embarassment!)

weckster
04-26-2004, 05:39 PM
Have never heard of this type of paper...is it a watercolor variety? Interesting subject!

Yep. I've done a watercolour version, but can't get the colours right! It is very rough. It may not work at all with the pastels, but then again. With the watercolours it is very absorbent, almost like painting on a cotton shirt. Really weird - stops the flow of the water. I'll post that version, too and see how I go with the pastel. Could be a complete disaster!

Khadres
04-26-2004, 07:23 PM
Yep. I've done a watercolour version, but can't get the colours right! It is very rough. It may not work at all with the pastels, but then again. With the watercolours it is very absorbent, almost like painting on a cotton shirt. Really weird - stops the flow of the water. I'll post that version, too and see how I go with the pastel. Could be a complete disaster!

Could turn out to be good too! Never know, but I wouldn't think absorbency would matter to pastels much. Will be interesting to find out.

Diyart
04-27-2004, 07:56 AM
Hello,
I would like to join the project. "second time around" is a good motto for me as I hang out mostly in same places for painting. I have a few 1-2 year old versions
of places that I would like to depict again.
Would it be acceptable that I do not paint from the old version,but would go out again to same place and try to do better ?
In one case I could even provide a 3 years history.

Martin

Khadres
04-27-2004, 11:24 AM
Hello,
I would like to join the project. "second time around" is a good motto for me as I hang out mostly in same places for painting. I have a few 1-2 year old versions
of places that I would like to depict again.
Would it be acceptable that I do not paint from the old version,but would go out again to same place and try to do better ?
In one case I could even provide a 3 years history.

Martin

That would be great, but would you mind showing us an earlier version just for fun? It's not necessary but would be neat to see the difference in the current vision and an earlier one, if nothing else but to show how much more you see in it than before and/or the growth in skills you'd achieved. It's not a do or die requirement, but would be nice. Sounds like you have a cool place you like to go and that's nice.

If you don't want to show us an earlier try at it, maybe you could give us a text description of what keeps drawing you back to this place and what you think you might achieve this time around. It must be quite an interesting place if it's held your interest for 3 years!

Happy painting!

Khadres
04-27-2004, 11:28 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36117

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab_in_watercolor.jpg

Wow! What a challenge! I admire anyone who can do THIS type of thing in watercolor, no less! Will be following your progress with keen interest!

Diyart
04-28-2004, 02:57 AM
That would be great, but would you mind showing us an earlier version just for fun? ... It must be quite an interesting place if it's held your interest for 3 years!

Happy painting!

Of course I will show the older piece, I still have it in my archive, whether it`s such an interesting place I do not know, but it is one of my favorites around here.

Martin

Khadres
04-28-2004, 10:39 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36171

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/30497/tn_zaschpast.jpg

This is quite an intricate subject; can see why it would draw you back over and over...so much to depict and focus on! Very nice!

vanityfaire
04-30-2004, 03:04 AM
Hi all, I have been a tad sick lately and just trying to catch up with things. This will be excellent. I have been struggling with an oil of a couple of horses and have wanted to change the medium and do them in pastel. This gives me the encouragement to do just that. I will post as I begin the project. Missed you all. vanity

Khadres
04-30-2004, 08:07 AM
Hi all, I have been a tad sick lately and just trying to catch up with things. This will be excellent. I have been struggling with an oil of a couple of horses and have wanted to change the medium and do them in pastel. This gives me the encouragement to do just that. I will post as I begin the project. Missed you all. vanity

Sorry to hear you've been sick! Illness can really take the starch out of your creativity. We've missed you too. Just go slow and you'll catch things up soon.

And welcome to the project! Sounds like you have an excellent subject to work on and we'll be looking forward to your progress.

Khadres
04-30-2004, 08:12 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/30497/tn_draw.jpg

Oooo, I like the underpainting/toning here! This is bound to add to the vibrancy of the colors in the final painting! Looks like fun!

Diyart
04-30-2004, 08:33 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36117

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab_in_watercolor.jpg

Wow! What a challenge! I admire anyone who can do THIS type of thing in watercolor, no less! Will be following your progress with keen interest!

I agree..the limit is set high..
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Martin

K Taylor-Green
04-30-2004, 02:09 PM
I agree..the limit is set high..
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Martin
Well, I have made some progress on my pastel version, and am happy with it so far. We will see.

Khadres
04-30-2004, 03:12 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/39207/tn_IM000162s.JPG

Hello, pjo! Missed you joining the project somehow! Both your paintings are lovely! Which are you trying a second time?

Khadres
04-30-2004, 03:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36263

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab-WIP.jpg

This is coming along GREAT! The desert background should be cool...is the horse going to be a pinto (I think that's what they call 'em....?) You could even try some flat topped mesas in the background! Lots of those in the desert southwest!

pjo
04-30-2004, 04:41 PM
I'm thinking I might need to re do some on both. On the adobe with the Ristra, I'm unsure of the foreground, and the view from my deck, I'm not sure there is a center of interest or a strong one anyway. I'm not quite sure I'm done with either one.

K Taylor-Green
04-30-2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks, Sooz. Horse is a bay Arab. I don't want to change that from the watercolor. Making up spots would be worse than making up a desert!!! I worked on it some, today. Will try to get more photos soon.

Khadres
04-30-2004, 04:49 PM
Thanks, Sooz. Horse is a bay Arab. I don't want to change that from the watercolor. Making up spots would be worse than making up a desert!!! I worked on it some, today. Will try to get more photos soon.

Oh, okay. Just looked like ya might be leaving parts of him white or somethin'...not problem! Heh, makin' up a desert....now THAT'S creativity!

vanityfaire
05-01-2004, 05:31 AM
Sorry to hear you've been sick! Illness can really take the starch out of your creativity. We've missed you too. Just go slow and you'll catch things up soon.

And welcome to the project! Sounds like you have an excellent subject to work on and we'll be looking forward to your progress.
I caught a disease from my bird. So it is in my lungs. My birdie has to go to a new home. Dr. orders. My immune system can't handle the antigens from the bird. Pretty wierd. I have had the amazon for seventeen years. K. I lived in Colorado springs for 4 years in the seventies. Saw Pikes Peak everyday from Ft. Carson. Managed a trailer park in Fountain as well during that time. vanity

Khadres
05-01-2004, 08:36 AM
I caught a disease from my bird. So it is in my lungs. My birdie has to go to a new home. Dr. orders. My immune system can't handle the antigens from the bird. Pretty wierd. I have had the amazon for seventeen years. K. I lived in Colorado springs for 4 years in the seventies. Saw Pikes Peak everyday from Ft. Carson. Managed a trailer park in Fountain as well during that time. vanity

Awww, that's awful, having to get rid of your pet bird! I know my mom was deathly allergic to birds and feathers, tho. My parakeet had to go to a new home, too. I hope you continue to feel better as time goes by!

Yep, I see Pikes Peak out my back windows here and noted a brand new coating of snow this morning. The temp is down to 25 again and so I guess all our blossoming trees are going to be nipped in the bud again. Eventually, we'll have to move away from here, too. The altitude isn't good for me, nor the extreme dryness; it's odd but I have the type of asthma that is aggravated by DRY air! I expect we'll probably wind up going to the northwest or southeast somewhere. I love the mountains, but I miss the ocean, too. What is it like in your part of Washington?

majestaero
05-01-2004, 10:53 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab-WIP.jpg

I'll be watching to see how this progresses, Kate! I like the bg so far, sky looks great! :) I like the original wc too...I have a 'thing' for different angles, always seem to find myself doing them!

Linda

weckster
05-02-2004, 04:32 AM
Have uploaded some progress images re: Jap statue. The pastel hasn't worked, but more because of my choice of underpainting. I am going to do it again (is this extending "second time around" too far? :p

vanityfaire
05-02-2004, 10:34 PM
Awww, that's awful, having to get rid of your pet bird! I know my mom was deathly allergic to birds and feathers, tho. My parakeet had to go to a new home, too. I hope you continue to feel better as time goes by!

Yep, I see Pikes Peak out my back windows here and noted a brand new coating of snow this morning. The temp is down to 25 again and so I guess all our blossoming trees are going to be nipped in the bud again. Eventually, we'll have to move away from here, too. The altitude isn't good for me, nor the extreme dryness; it's odd but I have the type of asthma that is aggravated by DRY air! I expect we'll probably wind up going to the northwest or southeast somewhere. I love the mountains, but I miss the ocean, too. What is it like in your part of Washington?This is probably the best place too live. I love our seasons here. When spring hits you wake up and its here. Mild winters. occasional snow. Blue skies alot and around seventy in the summer. You would love it. unemployment is really high though. -jo

artbyjune
05-03-2004, 06:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/30497/tn_zasch4.jpg

Interesting as an abstract combination of colour and shape.
Is this the image you will re-vamp??
June

artbyjune
05-03-2004, 06:47 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/30497/tn_zaschpast.jpg

I love this view. Its very lively. Your pastel strokes are giving it energy. The colours are harmonious and it looks like a great place to visit. Is it a favourite holiday destination of yours? or your home town??

June

artbyjune
05-03-2004, 06:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab_in_watercolor.jpg

Your watercolour version of this beautiful horse is lovely. The colour is so rich.
I can't wait to see the final pastel make-over!!
June

artbyjune
05-03-2004, 06:55 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/completed/30497/tn_zaschultra.jpg

You have captured the quality of light in this version. It sings with bright light.
June

K Taylor-Green
05-03-2004, 07:22 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/41107/tn_Arab_in_watercolor.jpg

Your watercolour version of this beautiful horse is lovely. The colour is so rich.
I can't wait to see the final pastel make-over!!
June
Thanks, June. It is coming along better than I had hoped it would. Hopefully, I will have a new photo, soon.

Diyart
05-04-2004, 04:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/completed/30497/tn_zaschultra.jpg

You have captured the quality of light in this version. It sings with bright light.
June
Thank you for the compliment. However I think I have exaggerated too much
with the colors again. I am always tempted by ultramarine and permanent red..
Definitely this is a piece of veritable kitsch. I give myself max. 3 months to get away from this dreadful colorhandling otherwise i will say goodbye to pastels.

Martin

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:33 AM
Have uploaded some progress images re: Jap statue. The pastel hasn't worked, but more because of my choice of underpainting. I am going to do it again (is this extending "second time around" too far? :p

No! If you still find challenges in a project, I'd say doing it TEN times over wouldn't be too much! I think you're doing splendidly, however! What don't you like about it, so far? I notice that the colors are a bit more sombre on it now and that must be the underpainting coming through. Wonder what would happen if you did an underpainting with complementary colors just for fun? You've chosen a tough subject, so don't give up!

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/11473/tn_retpastry3.jpg

Hey, I kinda like all the wild colors lurking in this one! It looks "natural" but painterly too. Looks like you're having fun going with different goals each time, as well. Soon, you'll have the perfection of everything at once!

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:44 AM
Thank you for the compliment. However I think I have exaggerated too much
with the colors again. I am always tempted by ultramarine and permanent red..
Definitely this is a piece of veritable kitsch. I give myself max. 3 months to get away from this dreadful colorhandling otherwise i will say goodbye to pastels.

Martin

Well, I'd say the red is a must if all those roofs ARE red! And I think the colors balance quite nicely. Have you intentionally tried a version where you hide your red and ultramarine pastels where you can't use them at all? Might be fun!

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:47 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/39207/tn_IM000169s.JPG

Wow, what a view you have! I disagree about no center of interest, tho. That central point of the sunset grabs the eye very well...maybe too well? Can't wait to see what you do with it this time. I love the colors of the original!

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/36765/tn_art_pics_005_resized.JPG

Oh, what fun! Elephants are fantastic subjects, aren't they, with all those textures and those gentle eyes! This is coming along SO well! Glad you're enjoying pastels! I agree that they are so much more direct and whatcha see is whatcha get. Watercolor always drove me wild because it changes as it dries, etc. Can't wait to see this done! Good work!

Khadres
05-04-2004, 07:53 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/40633/tn_CPMolly.jpg

Awww, cute pooch! Glad the project got you going on a pastel version! What kind of paper, etc. are you using? Can't wait to see your progress on this one!

CM Neidhofer
05-04-2004, 11:00 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/progress/40633/tn_CPMolly.jpg

Awww, cute pooch! Glad the project got you going on a pastel version! What kind of paper, etc. are you using? Can't wait to see your progress on this one!

Thanks. I have some sanded Wallis, I think it is that I'd like to try. Have to see what colors I have first. Otherwise, I will probably use Canson paper. Nice to meet another Coloradoan here as well!

shannadale
05-05-2004, 12:40 AM
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Hi Diyart:

Love your painting. I find it quite striking and very moody. The colours are wonderful.

Shanna

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:17 AM
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Fabulous rendition with this eye... thanks for showing the detail. It's amazing what you are accomplishing. I haven't tried out my Wallis sample yet - but from what you are doing here, I must!
:clap:

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:20 AM
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This is really coming together! Great composition... color is just fine, unless you are trying for realism. Keep going... you're in the right direction!

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:24 AM
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Voilas are great! and sure beats a two-by-four to the forehead any day. You've captured the perfect expression in the dogs eyes and posture... very well done.
:clap:

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:31 AM
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I really like the color and how you handled the acrylic/pastel mix. I've never tried that. Your painting has a wonderful feel - almost loose and tight at the same time. IMO, this is the best you have done of this village so far.
:clap:

I'm about to lay pastel over a color pencil rendering... and have no idea if I'm in for a real adventure or a real disaster. We shall see!

Khadres
05-05-2004, 12:14 PM
I'm about to lay pastel over a color pencil rendering... and have no idea if I'm in for a real adventure or a real disaster. We shall see!

I'll be interested in hearing how you do with the pastel over colored pencil, as well! Have been wondering if the pastel will "stick" over the sort of waxy pencil colors, although one would think pencils wouldn't be as bad as, say, a regular wax crayon. Or....maybe it'll stick even better than usual....let us know!

Khadres
05-05-2004, 12:19 PM
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Wow! This is fantastic! Is that Black Velvet paper (Somerset)? Looks like it might be... Are you going to add color to this or keep the white on black? It's really interesting the way you've taken the strong points of photographic approach and applied pencil to enhance it!

Khadres
05-05-2004, 12:26 PM
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Sorry, but I seem to have missed this one earlier! I LOVE the branch shadows on the wall and the lovely soft colors! I think the whole looks serene and quietly luscious...not sure what more you could do with the shadows and the foreground looks natural without being too "busy" with extraneous bits. You could perhaps add "skinny" shadows inside the left doorjamb and the right side of the right doorjamb where the door and the wall would be recessed from the light? Would perhaps call attention to the door a bit better. The same sort of thing you've done with the chiles.

This is a beautiful painting...very little final tweaking needed, so don't get too carried away! :D

Khadres
05-05-2004, 12:30 PM
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I agree...this version is MUCH more assured and colorful! Very nice painting and isn't it fun to see how your skills have grown? Wow!

artbyjune
05-05-2004, 01:33 PM
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A very dynamic and dramatic image. I love it!
June

Diyart
05-05-2004, 01:46 PM
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That looks great already now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Martin

Deborah Secor
05-05-2004, 03:01 PM
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Just thought I'd let you know I posted a progress and a finished image. I've had a lot of fun 'fixing' this one! Thanks for the challenge, Sooz!

Deborah

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:20 PM
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I have no issues with your gray road - it works very well with the bright colors in the land. And the light cast across the road is believalbe.

The purple mountains are well done, too. They really do look that way out West.

It's going to be interesting to see how you change an already wonderful painting.

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:26 PM
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:clap: WOW :clap: and I thought the original was fabulous!

The sunlight across the road, and the way you darkend the road, is superb. I like how you altered the colors - ever so slightly, but enough to really make a difference.

We have bought property in Pecos (NM). Looking at your painting reminds me of the ride out there. It's so dramatic and beautiful.

Alachua Artist
05-05-2004, 09:29 PM
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Your first pastel painting? I find that hard to believe. You have done VERY well working with the tricky characteristics of the sticks.

Now you're hooked, just like the rest of us!
:D

Khadres
05-05-2004, 11:55 PM
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Ohhhhhhh! I LOVE this! Such rich shadows and overall colors and the sky isn't that outrageous for out here at all! Beautiful work and looks like fun to do!

Khadres
05-05-2004, 11:56 PM
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Lovely! You've captured the mum's wise expression so well! Love it!

Khadres
05-05-2004, 11:58 PM
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I liked this version to, mind you, but I do think the later one is the winner. That's the only thing I regret about modern roads...they're so blah in comparison to nice weedy unpaved ones! You definitely improved the impact with the later version!

Khadres
05-06-2004, 12:02 AM
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This is coming along nicely! The colors are very vibrant and it looks like the pastel over colored pencil thing is no real problem at all! Interesting to try and figure out where the subconscious comes into play, as well. Good work!

shannadale
05-06-2004, 12:35 AM
Thanks Wendy and Sooz for your lovely coments on my elephants. It truely was my first try at pastels but it definately wont be my last.

Shanna

shannadale
05-06-2004, 06:05 PM
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Lady Carol

This is very nice. The colours are much more vibrant.

Shanna

shannadale
05-06-2004, 06:09 PM
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What a difference. Your first picture was great by this one...WOW. Haveing the sun shine from behind the hill just set a wonderful mood in your painting. Great colour.

Shanna

K Taylor-Green
05-08-2004, 09:39 AM
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I think the colors work well on this. A solid comprimise between your ususal "wild" self, and what any prospective client would want.

K Taylor-Green
05-08-2004, 09:47 AM
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Wonderful, wonderful piece. So much feeling there. And I know what you mean about the freedom of pastels. After trying it almost 2 years ago, I use nothing else.

shannadale
05-08-2004, 11:40 AM
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Wonderful, wonderful piece. So much feeling there. And I know what you mean about the freedom of pastels. After trying it almost 2 years ago, I use nothing else.

Thanks kate for the vote of confidence. I am so enjoying working with pastel. It's only been a year since I started taking watercolour classes but it has filled my life with such a passion to draw that I've been trying every medium I can get my hands on and pastel is quickly becoming my fav.

I have finished this piece so if you would like to check it out and let me know what you think that would be great. Any comments I can get as to composition and technique can only help me get better.

Shanna

K Taylor-Green
05-08-2004, 12:05 PM
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ooops! I'm learning to navigate this project thing, as it is my first one. I stand by the emotion comment, but the colors in your finished version are awesome! :clap: I think you have just become a pastel artist. Keep em comin! Did you state what paper this is on? If you did, I missed it. My favorite has been velour paper, but I'm doing my project piece on Wallis. It could be my new favorite. With the soft nap of velour, and the rough surface of Wallis, I am swinging between one extreme and the other. What fun! What fun!

shannadale
05-09-2004, 03:19 PM
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ooops! I'm learning to navigate this project thing, as it is my first one. I stand by the emotion comment, but the colors in your finished version are awesome! :clap: I think you have just become a pastel artist. Keep em comin! Did you state what paper this is on? If you did, I missed it. My favorite has been velour paper, but I'm doing my project piece on Wallis. It could be my new favorite. With the soft nap of velour, and the rough surface of Wallis, I am swinging between one extreme and the other. What fun! What fun!
Hi Kate

I did the elephants on Canson paper. I have never used velour or Wallis but will have to get some to try. There goes my art budget again. lol

Shanna

Alachua Artist
05-10-2004, 04:56 PM
...There goes my art budget again...
We're supposed to have a budget?? oh yes, that's right... a budget is what keeps the art supplies under control - or is it suppose to keep US under control?! :evil:

Gis
05-13-2004, 09:21 AM
Hi,
I'm also a new member and yes I understand you Shannadale when your are talking about art budget having multiple interest in drawing and painting :o
From an old photo I drew this lovely baby (my husband) using Stratmore paper
8 x 11
Gis

Alachua Artist
05-13-2004, 12:50 PM
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This is coming along very well, Kate. Nice sheen on the horse's coat, and the detail in the mane and tail is great. You are handling the medium easily. Pastels do work nicely... almost like painting with lipstick!

Khadres
05-14-2004, 12:33 AM
Hi,
I'm also a new member and yes I understand you Shannadale when your are talking about art budget having multiple interest in drawing and painting :o
From an old photo I drew this lovely baby (my husband) using Stratmore paper
8 x 11
Gis

Awww, this is adorable! Have you signed up for the project yet? It's easy to do (just check out the first message in this thread and follow the links) and once you're signed up you can keep your progress images in your own folder for us to enjoy a bit more easily.

Had you done this picture before or were you doing this for the first time with a photo original? You've really captured that charming baby look! Are you planning to colorize it more or leave it as a drawing only? Tell us more about what you plan to do and how you're doing it. We're all interested in one another's methods and goals!

Happy pasteling!

Gis
05-15-2004, 09:01 AM
Hi Khadres,
No I did not signe up for the projet yet . Don't seem to be able to find the corret place to sign up.....ah well....
I done this picture once with the original photo and I do not intend to add more colour to it...as it is ,I find it gives the atmosphere of the old photo.
Plus I think if I add more colours, I will mess it up. :)
Thanks for your encouragment.
Gis


Awww, this is adorable! Have you signed up for the project yet? It's easy to do (just check out the first message in this thread and follow the links) and once you're signed up you can keep your progress images in your own folder for us to enjoy a bit more easily.

Had you done this picture before or were you doing this for the first time with a photo original? You've really captured that charming baby look! Are you planning to colorize it more or leave it as a drawing only? Tell us more about what you plan to do and how you're doing it. We're all interested in one another's methods and goals!

Happy pasteling!

Khadres
05-15-2004, 11:48 AM
Gis, I'm asking the moderators to move your messages and pictures over to a new thread just for your drawing so more folks will see and comment on it. Since this is the Second Time Around Project thread, I'm afraid some folks might not see your work if we leave it here. I hope this is okay with ya...I do think others will enjoy seeing the baby pictures!

Gis
05-15-2004, 12:51 PM
Thanks Khadres for your help
Gis :)

Alachua Artist
05-16-2004, 07:11 PM
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Just letting you know I have finally finished this painting. This was a difficult project... only because it made me push my comfort envelope. I'm glad to have signed up. Problem solving is a major effort an artist must go through and this project motivated me to revamp a difficult drawing into a painting I am pleased with. Thank you Kahdres for hosting this project!

K Taylor-Green
05-16-2004, 08:13 PM
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This turned out really well.I love the bold colors. After working on top of the colored pencil, would you recommend it as an underpainting for Nupastels, or pastel pencils?

Alachua Artist
05-17-2004, 09:30 AM
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After working on top of the colored pencil, would you recommend it as an underpainting for Nupastels, or pastel pencils?
I'm not certain I would recommend colored pencil as an underpainting (in this instance it was white pencil on black paper). Or at least not as heavy a pencil rendering as what this intially was. Thankfully, the NuPastel was hard enough to scratch through and adhear to the pencil rendering. The paper took a lot of abuse.

I would presume pastel pencil would work also, but I do not own any to try it. I would think pastel pencils would be the best for an underpainting/drawing... like with like, you know.

Early on, I did try to use my color shapers to blend the colors - that made a mess. Working the pastel sticks over each other was the only way to work the pastel colors into blends.

PaulaCT
05-17-2004, 08:44 PM
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Paula,

You are SO good. This piece has a peculiar, moody, surreal quality that I like *very* much. It's almost as though the house is watching, and waiting. I love how you rendered the lacy little branches at the tree tops.

A couple of thoughts.

The door: I agree that the left doorjamb could show more purply shadows. Also, take a look at Deborah's painting, "Sanctuary" at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159106&page=2&pp=15 (hope I copied the link properly). I like how she brought a little orange into play on the wooden door. It doesn't actually read as orange, but makes the door look like old paint that's wearing a bit thin in spots.

The foreground: Since older adobes were usually made of dirt from the building site, I wonder if bringing a touch of peach into the earth might harmonize them a little more. Also, the shadows from the chamisas and grasses could maybe extend a little further and be a kinda purply...

The adobe: the chelation line on the garden wall and the front of the house are on the same plane, flattening perspective a bit. Could you raise or lower one of them? I wonder if the bushes on the right, in shadow, could be a bit darker, or the ones on the left a bit lighter. Maybe with some orange light on the tops?

I'll stop talking now. I really think this one is waiting to be framed, even in its first incarnation.

PaulaCT

PaulaCT
05-17-2004, 09:01 PM
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Paula,

This painting has a lot going for it, including your signature color work. Your shrubs and backlit chamisas are beautiful. Two things:

The clouds repeat the shapes of the bushes and piñons. Graphically speaking, it makes the design a little static. On the other hand, if the cloud shapes are intentional, ignore this comment!

I can't tell from which direction the light is coming. The clouds reflect sunset colors back onto the middle ground, but perhaps some light at the horizon would illuminate and energize the ground plane.

PaulaCT

Khadres
05-17-2004, 11:21 PM
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Just letting you know I have finally finished this painting. This was a difficult project... only because it made me push my comfort envelope. I'm glad to have signed up. Problem solving is a major effort an artist must go through and this project motivated me to revamp a difficult drawing into a painting I am pleased with. Thank you Kahdres for hosting this project!

I'm glad you had such good luck with your project! It's a lovely piece, indeed, and looks like you've learned a bunch in the process, too! Glad you enjoyed it!

Khadres
05-17-2004, 11:26 PM
Gosh, I'm looking back over the messages and am so proud of all of y'all who have taken part in this project so far! Some wonderful work has already come out of this and the critiques are great! There are some who still haven't finished, so check in often to see the latest!

Thanks to all of you for participating!

artbyjune
05-18-2004, 02:29 PM
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Just letting you know I posted a final pastel. Its soft pastels on pastel card about 10 by 13 ins.
I switched from dogs to cats!!

Getting a true likeness is a bit of a strain. But I think its not too bad.

Comments welcome.

June

artbyjune
05-18-2004, 02:32 PM
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Beautiful horse. The contrast between the richness of the horse and the pale desert background is very splendid.

artbyjune
05-18-2004, 02:34 PM
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I love the way you have all sorts of colours hiding in the 'grey' of the elephant. Very effective.

June

artbyjune
05-18-2004, 02:37 PM
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I love this sunset. The colours are just fantastic. The light and shade great too. Great painting. Making me feel like doing a landscape.

June

Alachua Artist
05-18-2004, 03:14 PM
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Very nice feel to this painting. You've capture the cat's expression and attitude - of which they are reknown! Great highlights in the eyes, too.

The blue hints in the background do help focus the viewer to the cat. I would take it a little further - more blue. Just my humble opinion... I do like the bolder colors and strokes acheivable with pastels.

K Taylor-Green
05-18-2004, 03:30 PM
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Wow! Wonderful cat! His coat looks thick and lush, and I love the colors.

K Taylor-Green
05-18-2004, 03:33 PM
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Beautiful horse. The contrast between the richness of the horse and the pale desert background is very splendid.
Thanks, June. This was a real labor of love, and I am very happy with the final result. It blows the watercolor version all to heck and gone.

Khadres
05-18-2004, 09:31 PM
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Just letting you know I posted a final pastel. Its soft pastels on pastel card about 10 by 13 ins.
I switched from dogs to cats!!

Getting a true likeness is a bit of a strain. But I think its not too bad.

Comments welcome.

June

Ooooooo! I love the painterly feel of this! Neat kitty! Goes to show, ya don't always have to blend to get a furry feeling, too. Love it!

Khadres
05-18-2004, 09:33 PM
Thanks, June. This was a real labor of love, and I am very happy with the final result. It blows the watercolor version all to heck and gone.

I think you're definitely right about that! Watercolor does seem to have limitations sometimes in color richness, if nothing else. You've got a beautiful sheen here and the unusual pose is fantastic. The desert in the background is none too shabby either, so lay off the "can't do landscapes" claims! :D

K Taylor-Green
05-19-2004, 04:42 AM
Yes, ma'am! You gotcha.

CM Neidhofer
05-29-2004, 05:19 PM
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Here's my completed project, "Molly." Pastel on sanded paper, 16 x 20.

Khadres
06-01-2004, 04:39 PM
She looks really cute, but I can't seem to get to the larger image right now. Bet it was a whole new experience working on the sanded paper, tho, and that large too!

Aha! Finally got to the image in the gallery! She looks like a sweetie! She must be almost life-size? Nice job!

CM Neidhofer
06-01-2004, 10:50 PM
She looks really cute, but I can't seem to get to the larger image right now. Bet it was a whole new experience working on the sanded paper, tho, and that large too!

Aha! Finally got to the image in the gallery! She looks like a sweetie! She must be almost life-size? Nice job!


Thank you. I uploaded the pic the first time and it was too small. I deleted it and resized it and uploaded again. Somehow I lost the link to the larger pic. But if it's in the gallery, then I guess it's ok.

Khadres
06-02-2004, 12:08 PM
Thank you. I uploaded the pic the first time and it was too small. I deleted it and resized it and uploaded again. Somehow I lost the link to the larger pic. But if it's in the gallery, then I guess it's ok.

Works for me! I still find the uploading of pics a bit mystifying myself sometimes. Where in Colorado are you??

By the way, if I haven't already, welcome to the Pastel Forum on WC!

CM Neidhofer
06-02-2004, 10:24 PM
I'm in Englewood. And yes, I loved working on the sanded paper. I'm working on another piece now on Strathmore and I just can't get the layers or the lighter touch I got with the sanded paper. I'm hooked now!

Kathryn Wilson
06-07-2004, 05:26 PM
I want to extend my thanks and gratitude for Sooz' leading this Project - she did an awesome job and I hope everybody had fun!

Sorry I didn't get to join you all - it's on my list to to-do's - ;)

Sooz has left the Project open indefinitely for anyone who hasn't had a chance to join or wants to work further on their Project.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Khadres
06-08-2004, 01:54 PM
Thanks, Kyle! I'd also like to thank all who have participated in the project! We've got some really good stuff in here and I think everyone learned a lot and even had some fun!

Will be looking forward to others joining in when they have time. I think all the projects we have in the pastel forum are worthy of being left open for additional participants who come along later. All that I've seen are great sources of inspiration and experience for all levels of pastellists.

Thanks again to all who contributed their efforts! GREAT WORK!!!

SweetBabyJ
07-30-2004, 05:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=38801

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/completed/29946/tn_argylebrickbldgcolor.jpg

Wow! Now THAT'S some colour!!! It looks like you were absolutely in love with the medium- great, geat job! I really like the way everythign pops so well- and still a good composition. Godd job.

Khadres
07-31-2004, 02:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=38801

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/682/completed/29946/tn_argylebrickbldgcolor.jpg

Wow! How vibrant! Love it, love it, love it! And how nice that it will live on well beyond that darn hiway!