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llis
02-19-2001, 07:10 PM
Working on a pastel from a reference pic. Tell me how to fix the blob behind the barn.

The Barn (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/prf/images/llisbarn.jpg)

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glorius
02-19-2001, 08:10 PM
I looked and looked, and maybe I'm blind, but there was no blob. Maybe since I'm not familiar with the landscape I'm overlooking something that jumps out at you as wrong. Looks fine from here.

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llis
02-19-2001, 08:16 PM
Oh Glorius, thanks for being kind. I was talking about those trees and how I have managed to block out all of the sky holes. I got carried away with those trees and then ended up blending too much and trying to correct myself. I am afraid, I didn't capture what I wanted...and in real life, the painting of the trees does look like a big blob behind the barn. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif

Thanks for being kind, though. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Ohju
02-19-2001, 09:04 PM
hmmmm so you can't erase some and correct it? or do you think it is too heavy with pastel?
I think you should have left the background sky in. huh?
just a sugestion.
~Ju

Gisela
02-20-2001, 12:33 AM
Hi Llis,
I think it might me ok, if you change the shape of the blob/trees. Right now, the contour follows the barn and shed shapes too closely.
By the way, I really like the look of the trees!

Gisela

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Gisela
02-20-2001, 12:38 AM
Ummm...I just looked again and realized that there are no leaves on the trees. I guess, in that case, you do need more sky showing. Just brush off some of that pastel and go at it. I still like the dark look of the trees. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Gis

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Roan
02-20-2001, 06:57 AM
Llis,

Is this on Canson? Assuming so, one thing you could do is brush or lift (with a kneaded eraser) off some of the pastel, take some pieces of paper and place them over the barn and background areas -- around the blob -- to protect them. Spray the blob lightly with fixative. Possibly a few coats. Then you can add some sky areas without getting mud or damaging the paper with brushing and/or erasing and can accentuate the trees more afterwards.

The blob looks heavy, so I assume there's a lot of pastel there?

If it's a sanded paper, just scrub off the areas you want sky to show. No fixative needed.

Just an idea.


PS. This painting is looking real good!

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llis
02-20-2001, 08:49 AM
Thanks Ohju, Roan and Gisela. If I get a good chance today, I am going to try to lift some of that pastel off the tree area and put in some sky holes. I am working with Mi-Teintes and have not sprayed any fixative as of yet.

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