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06-12-2004, 08:28 PM
Well, didn't get that much done, but wanted to try out Kitty Wallis' method of using Pure Pigments as an underpainting. She does it, of course, on white Wallis, but I used a sand Art Spectrum...trying to use it up. I only got the lower right side started with the oil pastel when the 2 hours was up. I think it may be easier with soft pastels and lighter underpainting, but hey, first try and all!

Thanks for the great choices, lisilk...almost went for the old car but promised myself I'd keep trying landscapes.


Kathryn Wilson
06-12-2004, 08:34 PM
I think this is an excellent start - don't stop now! Are you using the Createx?

06-12-2004, 08:37 PM
Phewwwwweeeee. I love watching you work. Look at those underpainting colors ! Yum. Looking forward to the update.

06-12-2004, 08:40 PM
What a great start - am definitely keeping my eye on this one.


06-12-2004, 08:41 PM
yeah Kat, the Createx for the underpainting. Whew, not very good at splashing on watery effects lol!
Thanks lisilk! I'll try to get it done this week...thanks for the lovely tour!

06-12-2004, 08:42 PM
Thanks Pat...me too! :p Got to go look at everyone else's now!

06-12-2004, 08:48 PM
Okay dumb question, I sometimes think I'm on a different planet to you lot, what is Createx pure pigments? ..Whatever, it's a fine start Sue.
You'll master those landscapes, just know you will.;)

06-12-2004, 08:52 PM
:D Sue, I think Kitty would be proud of the great job you did using one of her techiques. This is very hot, hot, hot and very cool...good job! :clap:

06-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Okay dumb question, I sometimes think I'm on a different planet to you lot, what is Createx pure pigments? ..Whatever, it's a fine start Sue.
You'll master those landscapes, just know you will.;)

It's pure pigment in water...very concentrated....go to Kitty Wallis' forum over in Pastels....she's got a thread on how to do it. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

06-12-2004, 08:54 PM
You mean there's more to this? I love it as it is! Those colors are striking. I don't know much about pastel techniques, so I'm looking forward to learning something when I see the finished piece.


06-12-2004, 08:56 PM
Thanks, Kathy and Noma! Kathy...you ALWAYS make me smile :D and Noma, you just went on my favorite person list with the "I love it as it is" :p

06-12-2004, 09:59 PM
Wow -those pigments sure give a striking underpainting !!!!! this is going to be stupendous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I have to agree it looks great as is , -how about keeping this one as is and just start another one ? ;)

06-12-2004, 10:02 PM
Sue, Wow, I love the intense underpainting colors. I haven't been over to see Kitty's forum, but your painting has encouraged me to do so. I can't wait to see what develops in this one. I love the crop also.

06-12-2004, 10:03 PM
Ooooo, I've been so curious about those pure pigments! How do you like them? This sure is a vibrant beginning ; love all those purty colors.

06-12-2004, 10:10 PM
I love to see new techniques used........ this one appears to be very useful......... I'll reserve judgement until I see the finished product..... I like what I see so far........


06-12-2004, 10:53 PM
Wow what high contrast!

06-12-2004, 11:27 PM
Celia, I'm with you...am waiting to see the final product! :p
Wendy, I'm not used to underpainting, so it's hard to say...it was interesting and if I like what I get then I'll do it again...I don't hold a lot of faith with me and landscapes.
pjo, I think this would work well with the type of landscapes you do, you really should check it out.
morendo, we'll have to see if I can keep it lol...
too late, Trish, I've moved on and done some more already :rolleyes:

really, thanks all...will try really hard to make this something decent!

06-13-2004, 12:04 AM
MY TEACHER!!!!! YEA!! WIP pics of this process would go great in the OP classroom thread so we can learn along with you?!?...and yes, I have MY best interest at heart :evil: . :evil:

06-13-2004, 12:25 AM
MY TEACHER!!!!! YEA!! WIP pics of this process would go great in the OP classroom thread so we can learn along with you?!?...and yes, I have MY best interest at heart :evil: . :evil:

lol...it's in the Pastels and a Movie thread :D And the way you're going with these oilies think you'll have to teach a class or two :evil: :p

06-13-2004, 12:40 AM
He should live up to his nick, CropKing, and teach a cropping class.

06-13-2004, 12:43 AM
he could always show us how to use that eraser in his pocket too :evil: :p

06-13-2004, 12:44 AM
Ha!!! And you say *I'm* the one being bad....

06-13-2004, 12:47 AM
2 more hours, still not sure I can carry it off, but it's the first landscape I really ever had fun with..but it's really weird...I always work top left to bottom, this is exact opposite!

06-13-2004, 12:59 AM
lol...it's in the Pastels and a Movie thread

OOPs...guess you now know that I haven't been doing all my homework!!lol

JJ....go to your room!

06-13-2004, 01:03 AM
Wow, that's an intense underpainting. The bottom is really coming along. Way to go, Sue, doing a new technique. I'll keep an eye on this thread.

06-13-2004, 01:08 AM
Sue, hows your eyes holding up? :D I can't believe how hot this is in color temperature. Can't wait to see how far this one takes you. :D

06-13-2004, 01:17 AM
Thanks Deano and Kathy...yeah, I must say I would never get this intense without having done this underpainting first...and my retinas are pretty burnt lol!

06-13-2004, 01:47 AM
Interesting technique Dyin. Brilliant color. Will check back to see how you are progressing. Should really blow right off the canvas when you are finished with this intensity. Lovely.

06-13-2004, 11:23 AM
You've got lots of 'intestinal fortitude' to take this challenge by the horns ! And what incredibly interesting 'stuff' is happening down in the lower right corner- absolutely gorgeous. :clap:
As if I don't spend WAY to much time at this keyboard already, now I HAVE :rolleyes: to go see the thread you've brought up too ! Good for you for trying something new and so different ! :clap: :clap:

06-13-2004, 04:04 PM
It looks like a burning landscape, in the heat of the day. I have to learn a lot if I read all the comments. I love looking at this. Great job. :clap: :D

06-13-2004, 04:11 PM
That underpainting is so terrific, it looks like an overpainting!!! (a finish)
Love it!!! What color!!!! :clap: :clap:

06-13-2004, 04:33 PM
Thanks all..I'm learning too...!

Precious Mazie
06-13-2004, 06:15 PM
These colors are so intense and beautiful. I had to get my 2 cents in here so that I will get to see the finish! Well done! :clap: :clap:

06-13-2004, 06:21 PM
siiiizzzzzzzzzllle ...... this is one Hottie :D .... so hot, you feel the temperature rise just looking......

good for you Sue, with carrying on with landscapes ...... I think Ill move there...... doesnt seem to many greens :D

06-13-2004, 06:41 PM
thanks Maizie :)
haha Dawn...that was deliberate...I may get thru this without a single green :p