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04-01-2001, 06:52 PM
Pastel on ArtSpectrum Colorfix paper - ("Storm Blue" colour appropriately). 10 x 20 ins (25cm x 50cm).
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04-01-2001, 07:43 PM
I absolutely love it! It has such a 'watery' feel too it! Great job!!!!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I really like this affect. Nicely done. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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04-02-2001, 07:25 AM
VERY beautiful Sandra!!! Love the misty watery feel....also love the places you picked for highlights. What a sumputous painting!!!
This is lovely Sandra. Always enjoy seeing your work here, and in the "International Artist" mag that I get too. You inspire me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
04-02-2001, 05:08 PM
Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Sandra.......This is absolutely stunning!!
What wonderful atmospheric effects. It draws you right in. gloria
04-02-2001, 06:44 PM
Nice treatment of this day. Most artists tackle sunny days only. Good job of translating this sea coast with pastel! The directional lines go with the weather rather than against it.
The main figure breaks the horizon and the buildings on the right compliment it wonderfully. Very nice!
You've shown that not everything has to be literal, but suggestive and every stoke is part of the piece.
L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
2001/2002 Plein Air Workshops (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/workshops/)
04-02-2001, 08:06 PM
You've done a great job of capturing the mood here! I used to live in the Northwest and this took me right to the dark, grey coastline in Oregon. Love it!!
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04-02-2001, 09:28 PM
WOW!!!! Its electrifying....the feel is wet and wild ... but OH so delicate,beautiful work. Cheers Al
04-03-2001, 09:11 AM
Sandra... I'm pretty new around here... I love the painting you posted and I just took a look at your web site and I was really impressed. If you look at my pastels, I think you'll see why... I've been visiting southern England for years and doing pastels of street scenes mainly. I just love your work... you have a very well developed and sophisticated style. You have done some very successful paintings of scenes that I have looked at myself and but couldn't "find it" right there in front of me (Chelsea Embankment for instance). The next time I come for a visit, I'll be sure to check if you are having any exhibits. My only complaint about your website is that the pictures are so small... I'd love to see the real thing.
Rick Lee www.rickleephoto.com (http://www.rickleephoto.com)
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Gorgeous! That rainy day really speaks.
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04-03-2001, 02:20 PM
Ohh Sandra! This is so gorgeous! You've really mastered this 'feel'. I bet you have Jakob Maris turning green with envy!! 10 thumbs up!
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04-03-2001, 03:05 PM
Thank you all for your feedback.
04-03-2001, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Artistry:
Nice treatment of this day. Most artists tackle sunny days only.
LOL Diane. If I waited for sunny days I'd probably never do any painting! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Thank you for you insightful analysis.
04-03-2001, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by RickLee:
I love the painting you posted and I just took a look at your web site and I was really impressed. If you look at my pastels, I think you'll see why...
My only complaint about your website is that the pictures are so small... I'd love to see the real thing.
Thanks for you comments. I checked your website - your work is wonderful. Loved your use of strong colours. I can see we are drawn to similar subject matter.
LOL - my only complaint is that you have so many big pictures on one page - it takes ages to load. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Have you thought about making thumbnails that would load quick and the viewer can click through to a larger image?
Let me know when you're next coming to England in case I have an exhibition.
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04-03-2001, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Sandi:
I bet you have Jakob Maris turning green with envy!!
Thanks for your comments, Sandi. Who is Jakob Maris?
04-03-2001, 04:21 PM
I really enjoyed your website and your art. I was awed by your work and the article I read on you in the Pastel Journal. It's nice to see you here at wetcanvas.
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