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kellysue
11-06-2000, 03:03 PM
I hope this posts ok. This pastel is from last year. I was doing a series.<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/User/smallgreenwl.jpg" border=0>

nancymae
11-06-2000, 03:52 PM
Very nice, I love your painterly look...and the composition well thought out. Please post more of this work!!

Nancy

arlene
11-06-2000, 05:34 PM
Yeah, ummmmmm...I guess it's okay! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


You know I'm a big fan of yours...even if you laugh at my nighttime conversations!

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kellysue
11-06-2000, 06:38 PM
I posted another ballet pastel in the critique forum. Thanks
Arlene-you are a hoot.

Sand
11-07-2000, 04:02 PM
Wonderful! Ive been to your website and loved your pastels, Im working on urban scenes series here and your work is very inspirational it is a pity there arent some more... Do you use reference photos or work plein air? What paper do you work on?
Congratulations!
rgds
Sand

kellysue
11-07-2000, 04:31 PM
Thanks Sand,

I am the first one to admit that i am TERRIBLE about photographing my work and keeping the site up to date. Now that I have a digital camera, I hope to be better at that. The scanner isn't hooked up yet, so old photos aren't any use right now.

The paper i use for those is the suede matboard. I get the holes from the framer for free or a few dollars . (holes from the mats she cuts) Today I tried the new sanded paper Hobby Lobby has, and will ride that wave for a while. The reason is I am out of the senneliers i use on the suede and the sanded paper takes the hard pastels i have by the hundreds. On the suede, there is no rubbing or blending. The best effects are to layer 2 or 3 colors and use the sides of the very soft pastels. Tips are ok too if you are going for hatching or cross hatching.
No fix needed. Just give it a good wack on the back. The hard backing is very nice to work on and transport.

Let me know if you have more questions. I'll try (not promise) to get new pics up on my amature web site. Hubby says he can program a good one if i draw it out for him. We'll see.

oh yes, almost forgot, I go out and take pictures of downtown areas and add the rainy effects. Sometimes i use my imagination to make streets scenes.

[This message has been edited by kellysue (edited November 07, 2000).]

Stella
11-07-2000, 07:31 PM
Just a thought...
Is it possible to glue a sheet of velure pastel paper on a sheet of regular matboard? What glue could be used? Wouldn't the result be a good and large substitute to expensive ($25 - $35)sheets of Crescent swede matboard? What glue would do the trick? I mean durability, archivity etc.

Roan
11-08-2000, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Stella:
Just a thought...
Is it possible to glue a sheet of velure pastel paper on a sheet of regular matboard? What glue could be used? Wouldn't the result be a good and large substitute to expensive ($25 - $35)sheets of Crescent swede matboard? What glue would do the trick? I mean durability, archivity etc.

Stella,

I'm sorry to say that it wouldn't be the same at all. Velour is not a very "durable" surface regardless of whether you glue it to a mat board or not. It's not the "stiffness" of suede that makes it far superior to velour, it's the material the surface is made from.

Although it seems to hold pastel well, velour is a man-made fabric and sheds both pastel and fibers all over the place. It's also extremely difficult to cover darks with lights.

Suede mat board does not have this problem at all. That's what makes it better than velour.

Hope that helps!

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Sand
11-09-2000, 04:16 PM
Kellysue,
Thanks a lot for you answers, Ill be waiting for the new pics at your web site
Sand

LDianeJohnson
11-12-2000, 06:45 PM
kellysue,
Lovely stoke work. Your painting is very open and welcoming. The only thing I would watch on this particular painting is the "kiss" by the foreground dancer's foot into the leftmost figures side.

When attempting to show the illusion of depth or mirror images, the upper left foot (which just touches the reflected image) should be pulled to the left so it really overlaps the reflected image more convincingly. If you paint this type of subject again, better to move one or the other figures over a bit so it is truely overlapping.

What is the URL of your other paintings?
Diane

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sassybird
11-24-2000, 07:25 AM
kellysue, this site is well recognized by me. I had 8 yrs of ballet when I was young. In fact I still belive I have a pair of toe shoes around somewhere........lol A reminder of self inflicted pain.....hehehe This is a good piece. It reflects the intensity of a dancers concentration.

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