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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
18x24"
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.

Khadres
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
YUM!

Deborah

Yokovich
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:
Annette

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

PAKI
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. :)

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

CindyW
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.
Cindy

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!

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

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.

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

binkie

meowmeow
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!


Sandy

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.

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

Those fingers were flyin'! :p

It's beautiful!

scall0way
07-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Wow, what gorgeous *water* and what gorgeous *trees*, too things that utterly terrify me!

Debbie C.

marikris
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.

birdhs
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: