View Full Version : Pastels and a Movie - 2 hours of OP fun! (02/07 - 02/13)
02-07-2005, 04:50 PM
Welcome to the weekly OP sketch thread!
The idea here is to complete a sketch in under two hours. It would be great if you could do it in one sitting; if not that's fine, but keep it under the two hour limit.
You can sketch from life, or a photo. Check out the reference library for some great images.
Post as many sketches as you like, we'd love to see them. The goal here is not to create a masterpiece, but to practice, experiment, work loosely, etc. Most of all, have fun!
02-09-2005, 09:06 AM
I will start with this owl. It sizes 20 x 15 cm. done with oil pastels Dalbe on watercolor paper, I used turp at first to blend. The reference is from an old book.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Feb-2005/7220-opbuho.jpg
02-09-2005, 03:22 PM
this is a pineapple i did. i did the fronds during the morning with the light from behind but had to finish the body in the afternoon with different lighting. 9 x 14. cray-pas pastels on sennelier paper. Eric
02-09-2005, 04:21 PM
Hi Dolors! You did such a nice job with that owl! The feathers look so soft! The expression is very strong, very eye catching picture!
Hi Eric! Welcome to WC and to OPs forum!!! Your study looks very well! I especially admire the job you did in the morning! ;) Those fronds are exceptionally 3D, simply amazing! Thanks for sharing with us and please come again :wave:
02-09-2005, 05:47 PM
Nicely done, Dolors and Eric!
Here's a plein air I did on the weekend. We just happened to be stopping for a bit and I found a spot out of the wind in a little harbourside park- had to climb over a snowbank to get to it lol, and when I got there it was uninspiring, but hey! I had my mini-kit and there was a dry bench.
20 minutes on magenta paper (because that's what I had) :p
02-10-2005, 01:59 PM
Those are 3 lovely paintings: owl- I love the eyes, Pineapple- beautiful, plein aire view- just great. Sundiver, I admire your dedication, out there in the snow oilpastelling away!!
I did mine's whilst watching a DVD this morning. Its a monkey with a piece of fruit. From imagination.
02-10-2005, 02:52 PM
Hi Wendy! Magenta paper works with added blue to create the wintry atmosphere! I like the contrast between cold and warm colours here.
June, I like this monkey! She looks like daydreaming lol! Lovely textures and colours variations on this piece.
02-10-2005, 07:46 PM
And what a unique imagination it is! I love your whimsical animal paintings- they're full of joy and sparkle with life!
02-10-2005, 10:44 PM
It's been a while since I have been able to pick up any kind of drawing tool, but thnigs have settled down a little after the move, so I thought a quick plein air might get my artistic enthusiasm back.
This is the view from my balcony, so I didn't endure too much hardship ( :clap: to Wendy out there in the snow!! :eek: ). It's on A4 size pale blue colourfix using Senneliers and CD'As that are like melting butter in this heat.....
02-11-2005, 12:16 AM
Hi CJ! :wave: Glad to see you playing with OPs (and with us lol) again! You have heck of a view from your balcony! :D This painting is distinctly yours, I think I could have guessed ;) I like the palm trees and basically everything else here! Thanks for a bit of warm breeze for us! :clap:
02-11-2005, 03:55 PM
Thanks Alex :wave:
It's nice to be back getting goop under my nails again, though I'm not real fussed on this effort. I feel like I've taken one step forward and two steps back, and I'm really going to have to sweat it to get back to where I was :rolleyes:
And you're welcome to the warm - we have more than we need :D
02-12-2005, 12:43 AM
CJ Lucky you to have this view!!
02-12-2005, 04:19 PM
Dolors, I absolutely love that little owl. Such a scowl he has upon his face!
CJKelly, what a lovely view you have. It looks so calm and tropical.
02-12-2005, 05:40 PM
Hi June :wave: and Reine, it's a nice view but the sandflies and mozzies take the edge off a bit. It's not always so nice either - today it's raining and the tide's out! :D I'd like to do more of it in all seasons/conditions and it should be a good process to develop a landscape style that I'm happy with. Not fussed on what I'm achieving at the moment, but it all takes time and practice. :)
I miss the quiet solitude of the farm still.....
cj...so good to see you back :clap: and to see you dive in again.
Wendy...love the glow on the building...you PA painters sure are dedicated!
June, love everything you do...so whimsical.
Eric, that's a great pineapple and I think you got past the lighting changes...great job!
Dolors...those eyes! You somehow caught fierceness and cuteness together!
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