View Full Version : This my first try at pastels ,you be the judge?

04-03-2001, 11:12 AM
I am learning how to paint in pastels as well as water colors.
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Thank you again for looking.

04-03-2001, 11:47 PM
welcome to pastels..iam also new to pastels..and i really love the medium..i will leave all comments about your pic for the experts... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif..happy pasteling..lol

04-04-2001, 04:31 AM
First attempt at Pastel? Pretty cool.
What kind of paper did you use,Im trying to see the texture of the pastel. Did you use it on its end all the time or did you cover some of the larger areas on its side.Maybe its the paper thats tricking me.
I Like the idea of the motif but if that is water at the bottom then your reflections go at the opposite direction to the object.ie If your tree is leaning at 1 o'clock then your reflection is at 5 o'clock and if the water is rippled it would be wiggly.
Have fun and enjoy, its a great medium to work in and there are some fine exponents at wetcanvas.Have fun and Paint like a Millionaire.
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04-05-2001, 12:20 AM
Nice first piece Chris.

Half the fun using patstel is discovering what it can do on the surface. You did a nice job of starting on a toned paper.


L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
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04-08-2001, 02:59 PM
This is excellent for a first try. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I just started using pastels but I like the colours you have used. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif