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pjo
05-22-2004, 06:28 PM
Hi all, I had fun with this one. I didn't want to use my wallis sanded paper so I used an old sheet of watercolor paper, and did and alcohol underpainting,(a thin layer of pastel, then brushed in it with rubbing alcohol) before I added more pastel. I had read about that technique recently, (here on WC I think) and wanted to give it a go. The only thing I didn't think about was that the paper would curl some. It was fun to try something different. This is about 12 X 14, and took about 1 hr 15 mins. or so.

katju
05-22-2004, 06:30 PM
Beautiful. I just love the big puffy cloud!!! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed painting it. It does show.

Kathy

purplelizard
05-22-2004, 06:41 PM
This is just lovely! I haven't tried underpainting in pastels - know all about it with oils.....something to try another time!

Your colors are just yummy - great cloud, too! :clap:

lorna12
05-22-2004, 06:44 PM
Very Nice!!! I like your version! I did a somewhat paler version of this...yours is much nicer!!

FriendCarol
05-22-2004, 06:53 PM
I like the tension between the simplicity of the subject and the balance between these few shapes. That's what I love about WDE's -- everyone can feel free to "come out and play" instead of getting into all that serious art stuff, and the result is art, regardless!

How many colors did you use for this?

pjo
05-22-2004, 06:53 PM
Lorna - I saw yours too, it's great! I love to see how each person interprets the same photo and paints them differently. Your painting seems to have a much more romantic feel to it, at least that's how I see it in my humble opinion.

Precious Mazie
05-22-2004, 07:26 PM
Ditto on the romantic feel! Colors are beautiful. :clap:

Andrew Rance
05-22-2004, 07:37 PM
Great effect with the clouds and sky! You've kept it simple, which is a golden rule in these time-limited events.

Drumbeat-trish
05-22-2004, 08:03 PM
Beautiful in its simplicity -I love the way that cloud just hangs there :clap: :clap:

Dyin
05-22-2004, 08:15 PM
Oooh, I picked this one too...came out a LOT different but that's what's so fun about WDE's. I love the lush fields and you really caught the softness of the clouds. I ended up with rather angry ones! Lovely job...oh, think that was Carly...she wrote an article on the alcohol underpainting.

Yokovich
05-22-2004, 09:04 PM
atmosepheric!!! beautfiully done--it is like standing out in a field --the middle of a field. bravo!!!

SwitzerS
05-22-2004, 09:18 PM
Love your sky - that is super.

Lanita
05-22-2004, 09:25 PM
Lovely landscape, elegantly simple. I can positively breathe that fresh Nebraska air!
Lanita

Deano
05-22-2004, 09:46 PM
Such a smooth blue sky for that fantastic fluffy white cloud. Love it. :clap: :clap:

stoney
05-23-2004, 01:09 AM
Hi all, I had fun with this one. I didn't want to use my wallis sanded paper so I used an old sheet of watercolor paper, and did and alcohol underpainting,(a thin layer of pastel, then brushed in it with rubbing alcohol) before I added more pastel. I had read about that technique recently, (here on WC I think) and wanted to give it a go. The only thing I didn't think about was that the paper would curl some. It was fun to try something different. This is about 12 X 14, and took about 1 hr 15 mins. or so.

OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :clap: :clap:

cmwynn
05-23-2004, 03:07 PM
The color under the cloud caught my eye - almost a rainbow.
Connie

Chiers
05-23-2004, 03:20 PM
Very nice and a new and interesting technique to boot!

Europa
05-23-2004, 05:30 PM
Great result and a great technique.

Pat

roslyn
05-23-2004, 05:44 PM
Love your title of "3 sisters." This one makes me want to pour some iced tea and head on out to that field with a good book.

Roslyn

xreader
05-23-2004, 07:35 PM
Very fascinateing sky. I love the effects you achieved. :clap: :clap: :clap:

sundiver
05-24-2004, 08:19 PM
Lovely, just lovely! The alcohol underpainting dries so quickly it doesn't curl the paper nearly as much as water does. Will you use alcohol again do you yhink?

pjo
05-24-2004, 10:58 PM
Thanks all for your comments. I think I will try using the alcohol underpainting again, but probably either on a board or on Wallis paper. I liked being able to cover the canvas, paper, etc quickly with a coat of color, before I further developed it with pastel.