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Dyin
05-29-2004, 08:12 PM
Well, the whole thing took 6 hours, but I did it in 3 2 hour sessions...so here's progress every 2 hours. Again chose a landscape so I can learn...it came out a la Kincaide lol...but I'm learning...only my 2nd landscape keeper. Thanks Stoney for a great selection!

Oil Pastel Green Art Spectrum colorfix 9x12

after 2 hours....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_2_hours.jpg

after 4 hours...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_4_hours.jpg

final...not great, but not too unhappy with it...closest one yet :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_final_small.jpg

Deano
05-29-2004, 08:23 PM
Wow!! This is so nice. Each progression is like turning on the sun a little more at a time. Vibrant colors...rich. I did the same selection, and I see your log got washed away like mine did. Lol. :D :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ottersong
05-29-2004, 08:45 PM
Lovely, especially the sunlight. the water is great, it sparkles. I haven't really used oil pastels like that, only used them a few times many years go and only have a small set. Marymc

Yokovich
05-29-2004, 10:02 PM
not kincaid at all!!! (I think he would have worked a heart shaped lantern into it--lol) really this is plum great!! you have to be proud of it! :clap:

Drumbeat-trish
05-29-2004, 10:10 PM
ohhhhhhhhh this glows !!!!!!!!!! wonderful work -you CAN do landscapes -darn good ones :D

cmwynn
05-29-2004, 10:40 PM
And the log across the stream may be the only good part of mine. This glows, love seeing the progress.
Connie

sundiver
05-29-2004, 10:43 PM
Just because the colors are pretty doesn't mean it's like Thomas Koolade - oops, I mean Kinkade :evil:
I think it's lovely, has a fantasy quality like a Midsummer Night's Dream.

Dyin
05-29-2004, 10:54 PM
Thanks, Deano...you always say such nice things...think the beavers were busy when we weren't looking! :p

Thanks, Ottersong...you should check out the OP forum..in the Pastel section, maybe you could try them again!

ha ha Celestia...KNEW I forgot something! :p

thanks, Trish...blush, blush :D

Connie...it's taken a year of bin liners to get here, you're going MUCH faster!

Ah, Wendy....I kept thinking, now how would Wendy do this...must be how I got the dream part! :)

xreader
05-30-2004, 12:35 AM
This is relly good! I agree you do gorgeous landscapes. :clap: I really liked seeing your progression, as I am trying to learn op's as well. Congratulations on your great success. :D

dabblerdot
05-30-2004, 01:14 AM
Such bold and exciting use of colours !! Your water, especially, fascinates me ! :clap: I may have to screw up my courage and try those antique oil pastels that I've for 42 years- they were only used once or twice with disastrous results :crying: , but I had no idea they could be coaxed to do the wonderful things that you do with them until you showed me paintings like these !

Chiers
05-30-2004, 01:20 AM
This is absolutely beautiful!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I really love this. Makes me want to get out my ops and give them another try. Hey...I like Kincaid...what can I say.

Dyin
05-30-2004, 01:25 AM
teehee...nothing gets me going like hearing others want to try OPs!!! (well, ALMOST nothing :p ) You are all too kind...I think my Holbeins help a lot, it's harder with the other brands for me. And I'd be lost without my rubber tipped cuticle pusher, which should be patented as best OP tool ever! :p

Celia
05-30-2004, 01:29 AM
Dyin....... how lovely and brilliant....... I am going to try OPs again because I love working with the pastels so much, but the dust wreaks havoc with my eyes...... I'm hoping that the OPs will preclude that from happening..... your gorgeous and colorful landscape makes me want to get them out and give them a try......... your work is beautiful, and not at all insipid or affected....... just lovely........

celia

Dyin
05-30-2004, 01:37 AM
thanks so much, Celia, you say the nicest things :) . I have the same trouble with soft pastels, but not with the OPs. They take a little getting used to, but I'm awed at the possibilities they have if you just let them be what they are!

Muffin_4377
05-30-2004, 01:45 AM
OP Newbie gapes "WwwoooooooooowW"!!! :clap: :clap: :D

artbyjune
05-30-2004, 03:03 AM
I love the vibrant colours in this. :clap:

The pointillist treatment is great as this landscape shimmers.

What brand of oil pastels do you recommend, Dyin? I have a cheap set of OP and they aren't much good. I would like to buy a 'good' set and try them. The results look so good. I am not keen on the dust from soft pastels going into my lungs!! Although I do love the chalks.

Checked the pms!!!


:)
June

ams
05-30-2004, 07:54 AM
This came out really nice. I love the way the water sparkles. :clap:

Anne

katju
05-30-2004, 09:04 AM
Sue,

Your landscape came out great which proves that if one keeps on tryin' they'll eventually succeed like Dyin' :D Never give up!!!!

Really super, Sue! Nice sparkly water and harmonious colors. :clap: :clap:

Kathy

gr8pets
05-30-2004, 09:11 AM
Wow, your second landscape and it looks like you have been doing them for decades. I absolutely love this!

Christi

zardoz
05-30-2004, 01:20 PM
OP Newbie gapes "WwwoooooooooowW"!!! :clap: :clap: :D

I second that

Charlie's Mum
05-30-2004, 01:25 PM
Well I'm gob-smacked!!!!!
This is so vibrant - it's delightful. :)
Haven't time to read the rest, but I bet they all say the same! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dyin
05-30-2004, 03:42 PM
wows and gobsmacks too...thank you all so much! You all give me the desire to really be worthy of all this, so will keep practicing!

stoney
05-31-2004, 01:02 AM
Well, the whole thing took 6 hours, but I did it in 3 2 hour sessions...so here's progress every 2 hours. Again chose a landscape so I can learn...it came out a la Kincaide lol...but I'm learning...only my 2nd landscape keeper. Thanks Stoney for a great selection!

Oil Pastel Green Art Spectrum colorfix 9x12

after 2 hours....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_2_hours.jpg

after 4 hours...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_4_hours.jpg

final...not great, but not too unhappy with it...closest one yet :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2004/19147-WDE_5-28-04_Up_a_Creek_final_small.jpg

You're more than welcome. :) You've done a dynamite job on this one!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

YYcat
05-31-2004, 08:50 AM
:clap: It's beatiful "up the creek" :clap:

Sharrm
06-01-2004, 07:24 PM
Wooo Hooo Sue :D Gorgeous and colorful landscape, and a "keeper" too. :clap: :clap: :clap: Sharron

stoney
06-01-2004, 09:34 PM
:clap: It's beatiful "up the creek" :clap:

/innocent look
But where's the paddle?
/innocent look

(big grin)