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Dano
10-28-2000, 08:24 PM
this is my 1st LOL, it is 18 x 24 inches and was a experience, by the way it still isnt finished as I am redoing the sky

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sandge
10-29-2000, 01:01 PM
Thanks for posting this lovely painting. Lots of interesting subject matter to look at. I like your use of beautiful warm pinks and blues - very harmonious.

It looks a bit out of focus. Is that the photo or are you having trouble getting crisp edges? (This can be one of the trickiest things for beginner pastellists.)

best wishes
sandra



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Dano
10-29-2000, 07:11 PM
Thank you JDK for both compliments :-) Sandra,it was a polaroid, bad picture, doon I will do it in 35mm and repost. Thank you all for your kind comments!

Dano

jdk
10-30-2000, 12:42 AM
Way to go Dano! That's a cool painting you got there....looks very good....keep it up!

Juvie

p.s. ditto to the "touching spirits" :-)

nancymae
10-31-2000, 12:39 AM
Beautiful work Dano...wow...your first pastel!!! How do you like the medium???

I loved your theme...your sky and choice of colors. Great job...can't wait to see more of your work!!

Nancy

Dano
10-31-2000, 09:17 AM
Hi nancy! well I use to design homes and buildings for a living so I jus made up what I thought a old mexicn water village would look like, added a mule, and there it was lol. I love pastels, been at it a lil over a year, last few months tho full time. I have Rembrandt 225 set Nupastels 96 set and a few 1/s stick Senneliers. I now have on order tho since Sept 25th the Sennelier 525 new color and larger set os pastels, tho ever time I call to check on the order I get a 3 week delay. Soon will order the Unison from Dakota Pastels, in Nov they have the full set 309 colors on sale for $839 cant beat that, and I want the Schmincke full set from Dakota as well. well enough for now back to painting..... and I cant type lol
Dano

billyg
11-02-2000, 04:26 AM
I was wondering about it being your first attempt until you said you designed buildings.
Make sure you dont overwhelm yourself with you choice of tints in the amount of pastels you have
Billyg
ps you can give me the unisons LOL

Dano
11-03-2000, 03:37 AM
Sandra its jus a bad bad pic to scan from sorry Dano

sassybird
11-24-2000, 07:31 AM
Dano, having spent a lot of time in Mexico I can say you have captured the essence quite well. This is a wonderful first pastel attempt.

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LDianeJohnson
11-26-2000, 05:21 PM
Dano,
Your knowledge of architectural structure is an asset in this piece. The buildings are absolutely hard-edged like an architectural rendering which is nice, and the basics are there...well handled for your first pastel. Most people who know architecture, are tempted to work very stiffly in pastel. Your buildings are very lively.

Also your palette is limited which is good for this painting. I would continue with the Rembrant/NuPastel/1 stick of Senellier for a few more pieces before adding more sets. Get to know these well first, then you'll know what to add from the other pastel ranges to build the painting further. If you overwhelm yourself with too many colors too soon, you may create problems for yourself. Great job.
Diane

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LDianeJohnson
11-26-2000, 05:25 PM
P.S.

Yes, the sky just needs a bit of adjusting. The bottom-most part of the cloud "kisses" the left rooftop. Pull that cloud fully behind and to the right of the roof so it is more convincing. Also, you could treat the clouds a little less like the background mountains texturally.
Diane

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Workshops for 2001 (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops)

Dano
11-26-2000, 05:31 PM
Hi Diane and thank you, I did cancel the order for my new Sennelier 525 set, it was taking months, so I decided I didnt need them that bad yet. Thank you for all your critique,I will post some more works soon here including "Padre's Den". It won 2nd place in th AFAA 2000 spring show which Master Pastelist Albert Handell was Judge. I was totally blown away by the honor of getting 2nd place from him, and a Honorable Mention in a 24 x 36 oil of the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon. All the Best, Dano

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