View Full Version : Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread - Dec. 5 - 11

Paula Ford
12-05-2005, 06:35 AM
:clap: :clap: Happy Holidays to all of you!! :clap: :clap:

The Weekly Pastel Sketch thread is for ALL pastelists, whether you are using soft or hard pastels, oil pastels, or pastel pencils. This thread is for ALL skill levels.

The idea is to fit some sketching time into your week by completing a sketch in one hour or less. You can sketch anything, whether it be from life or photos.

You can sketch for 5 minutes, or up to an hour, it’s up to you. It's a good idea to time your sketch, keeping it within 60 minutes. You know how time flies when you’re creating! So, get your pastels out, set a timer, and when your time is up, please post your sketches here and share your efforts with us!!

Here is the link to last week’s thread

Please visit the Image Library to see hundreds of great photos! http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/)

Have LOTS of fun and I look forward to seeing all of your sketches!!

12-05-2005, 03:25 PM
This hasn't been a sketch since about 10AM, but I haven't been able to upload images... so I kept dinkin' around with it. It's an image of a honeysuckle vine growing up a tree. (really)

no image, no thumbnail. both deleted.

Paula Ford
12-05-2005, 07:11 PM
Hmmm...wonder what is going on here

12-07-2005, 01:10 PM
2nd attempt. It used to be a sketch. Really. ;)


The Honeysuckle Tree
10 x 8 Wallis

Paula Ford
12-07-2005, 01:20 PM
:eek: WOW, this is gorgeous!!

What a beautiful painting!

12-07-2005, 01:52 PM
Oooooh, Lisa!! That warm light is just gorgeous! This deserves its own thread, m'dear. :)

12-07-2005, 02:02 PM
Fantastic ptg. Lisa! I sure miss the fragrance of honeysuckle now that we've moved into colder climes! You've done a lovely job!

12-07-2005, 04:59 PM
Thank you Paula, E-J, and Sooz! The scent of honeysuckle in the air is almost as heavy as the vines they grow on around here in June. This tree lives in southern Maryland near Friendship Landing.

12-07-2005, 09:09 PM
Oh my, Lisa, that is beautiful! So rich and inviting...I love the warms and cools at play, and the rendering of the fence. I agree that it is well deserving of its own thread, but I might not have caught it then, so I'm glad you posted it here!


12-08-2005, 10:50 AM
What a lovely warm painting Lisa. It looks so inviting when my thermometer was reading 16F this morning when I left for work, LOL.

I wish I had a sketch for you. I want to paint something, but my dad is in the hospital and I'm visiting him every evening -and too tired to paint when I get home. I've actually done a few sketches in the hospital while I've been with him, which are posted on my blog, but they were done with pencil, and then a ballpoint pen, so not suitable for posting here. :)

12-09-2005, 04:45 PM
This is my pastel contribution to this weekend's WDE. I'm a little over the time limit for this sketch thread at 1.5 hours, but it's still just a sketch..... Blues aren't quite as intense as they appear here.

9x12 on MiTientes


12-09-2005, 06:28 PM
Wow! He is completely adorable- and looks so real!

I also have alot of trouble staying within the time limit. The pastels are downstairs, the scanner is upstairs, and there's always something I want to fix. I'm too accustomed to having an undo key.

Paula Ford
12-09-2005, 10:39 PM
Wonderful little critter Jamie! Really well done...very painterly, but also realistic at the same time.

The Dabbler
12-10-2005, 12:45 PM
Lisa, along with all that's been said, the textures really grabbed my attention in this piece. Beautiful job!
Jaimie...This looks just like the critter that's been hang'n with my shop cat sharing her warmth and company

12-10-2005, 02:30 PM
Jamie, that looks like the little monster that's been hiding out under my kitchen sink cabinet! So far, he's evaded traps, dogs, and my broom, but his days are numbered. Good thing you did him a nice portrait now before it's too late!

12-11-2005, 08:54 PM
Jamie, that is adorable :)