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10-22-2001, 02:39 PM
Pastels, 9-1/2 x 12-1/2.



10-23-2001, 12:01 AM
nice tension here, the center seems tighter with the outer edges loosening, flat and dimensional objects that give good contrast also make it enjoyable to view.


10-28-2001, 01:47 AM
i believe it needs more... something..

i think it's because the color value is all pretty much mid-value; no extreme lights/darks. something, maybe not adding lights and darks, i don't know, but something should be pushed further.

right now, my eye has no where to settle; no where to carress :(

give me something :)


10-28-2001, 10:10 AM
I like it...My eye goes straight to that red swatch middle 3/4 up the page..

10-28-2001, 01:20 PM
i take back the mid-value comment

i think the problem for me, really, is the constant pull of colour from all angles without rest... maybe that's it?

i guess i need more processing time :)


10-29-2001, 03:03 PM
the colors you used look great, and i'm liking the stained glass look this piece has.

10-29-2001, 03:45 PM
i like it but my eyes, like kayemme said, have no where to settle. the colors and effect of this pieve it ggreat but it needs something....what?i don't know?!?:confused: :confused:

10-31-2001, 07:50 PM
I thank all of you for your comments, and I am taking them all under advisement. I wanted to do something similar to this but larger, in oils, and this was basically a test run. I'm thinking about what you all have said, and I do appreciate it.


10-31-2001, 10:09 PM
For me the brown area at the bottom is too dark...but when you cover it that leaves the darkest element dead center...not a good spot for the focal area.

Nice use of colors and shapes without getting repetitive.

11-25-2001, 03:57 AM
Try some outlining, color doesn't matter, maybe black or a different color for each area possibly the areas opposite.

Tony Perrotta
11-25-2001, 05:42 PM
Hi Victoria, Those colors are great. I've tried things similar in watercolor, not bright enough. If Santa brings me some soft pastels maybe I'll try it with them. How Big is it, maybe I missed it.

Regards, Tony

11-28-2001, 04:08 AM
this reminds me much of Robert Delauney. if you donŽt already know him i hope youŽll check him out. heŽll inspire you ! great work !

11-28-2001, 12:39 PM
Thank you for the suggestion, Thaddeus. Outlining did occur to me, and I think that might be a good idea in certain areas.

Thanks, Tony. If you don't get the pastels for Christmas, you might want to try Holbein Irodori Antique watercolors. Bright and brilliant.

Lorna, thank you. I am only vaguely aware of Delaunay, and I'm going to search for him on the internet.


12-06-2001, 09:40 AM
For me, this has also the feeling of a Franz Mark - a rare and wonderful quality of light and color and movement.

Hope to see more!