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Kitty Wallis
07-11-2005, 04:33 PM
Taking a break from my oil pieces, which continue to disappoint me, I did this pastel. What a relief to get a good one.

plein air
2 hours
Wallis paper :p
with Createx underpainting

Kathryn Day
07-11-2005, 05:27 PM
Nice one Kitty!! Love the pink/purple echoing in the clouds and water.

07-11-2005, 05:37 PM
GORGEOUS!!! I think it's a good thing to keep your hand in the pastel box even while working on oils. And I'm sure your oils are getting better all the time, too!

Deborah Secor
07-11-2005, 07:37 PM


07-11-2005, 08:05 PM
I was there, so I know the scene! You took a rather "plain" vantage point and pumped it up with such Joie de Vivre! wooooo woooooooooooo!!! (& the underpainting was just as pretty as this!)

Pinecone Conniff
07-11-2005, 08:33 PM
Don't give up on the oils!...but let's face it...pastel is just in your soul!! :angel:

Kitty Wallis
07-11-2005, 08:38 PM
I won't give up, Annette, in fact I'm taking a plein air in oils workshop from Robert Gamblin this month. But your are right, I am a pastel artist.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

07-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Your pastel hand never fails to impress! You make it glimmer.

Kitty Wallis
07-11-2005, 08:58 PM
Thank you PAKI, nice adjective. :)

07-12-2005, 09:07 AM
Kitty, this painting glows, it's so lush.

07-12-2005, 12:12 PM
I can feel the summer warmth here...love those stringy lines in the trees. The greens of choice of the sleepy water enhance the sky reflected on the surface.

Kitty Wallis
07-12-2005, 11:34 PM
Thanks PJ and Cindy. I love those stringy lines too. They were very fun to do.

K Taylor-Green
07-13-2005, 10:23 AM
Glorious Kitty, simply glorious!

07-13-2005, 10:40 AM
Great reflections Kitty . . stick with the pastels!! LOL

Kitty Wallis
07-13-2005, 02:14 PM
Thank you, Kate and Crumby
I'm tempted to chuck the oils, but there is still something there. I think I need the challenge.

07-13-2005, 05:53 PM
Kitty, This is so beautiful and serene.


07-13-2005, 08:04 PM
Yummy is right....I love the colors. The water is sooooo watery....makes me want to take a cooling dip!


Kitty Wallis
07-13-2005, 08:17 PM
Thanks Sandy and Binkie.

Nice to be back in the pastel studio. I've been struggling along with oils. Haven't given up, tho.

07-13-2005, 09:18 PM
Two hours? Plein air? 18 x 24?

Those fingers were flyin'! :p

It's beautiful!

07-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Wow, what gorgeous *water* and what gorgeous *trees*, too things that utterly terrify me!

Debbie C.

11-08-2008, 08:30 PM
That is awesome! I am trying to learn how to use soft-pastels (I used to do portraits when I was in HS about 10 years ago) and I've seen such awesome awesome pastel paintings. I haven't been able to layer effectively yet, though I think it's because I'm using watercolor paper supplied by my college and it just does not have enough tooth. I'm not sure if that's counter-productive but free is all I can afford atm ^_^ so I am going to drool over your technique in the meantime. Tomorrow, I'm going to get some alcohol and figure out underpainting.

11-08-2008, 09:36 PM
At full zoom (400%) this appears as a bunch of squiggles, smears and ziggy-zaggy lines. At 125% it becomes a beautiful painting. From acroos the room at 200% it fills my monitor with a feeling of calm and tranquility. I am amazed at the talent and creativity it takes to pull this off... (I added this one to my favorites list.) Thanx 4 posting, it pleaseth thine eyes.:clap: