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joemajury
06-14-2001, 03:49 PM
Hi,
Most of you will know me, I have NOT shown any of my work here before.
I was talked into showing two of my pieces in the Cafe, of all places, and was then asked to post them here.
Dont ask me why I have never posted before, I think its basically that I paint for pleasure, and I didnt want that pleasure ruined, so I was a bit frightened to post, just in case it got ripped apart.
Anyway, here goes.
The first one, is just an Abstract scene I put together, trying to use some of my more Vibrant coloured Pastels, I normally use skin tones.



This next one, is again trying out my vibrant colours, and is just a scene of where I would like to be at the present, only the sun burns my eyes badly.



Should I keep these hidden, or show some more?????

I have had no training whatsoever, and know absolutely nothing about colour composition, I just paint what I feel like!

Joe


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Today - Im going to make someone smile !

Lulu
06-14-2001, 04:58 PM
Joe, these are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing them with the whole community. I know everyone else will really appreciate seeing them too. Don't ever hide your work again, ok?
Luv
Lulu http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

sandge
06-14-2001, 05:50 PM
Now Joe, don't panic. 'Tis only lil' me. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif

These are really are great! I love the really powerful colours -- they all work really well together. My favourite is the top picture. The stylized shapes, with the pattern of little purple trees is very good. Are these entirely pastel? Some of the foliage on the big tree looks almost like watercolour -- you've got some wonderful textures going on throughout the painting.

If you can bear it, I'd be interested to learn more about how you made these pictures. What sort of paper are they on? What was your inspiration? You've done some great pictures are I want to learn from you. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

best wishes
sandra

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joemajury
06-14-2001, 06:04 PM
Sandra,
You might not believe this, but HONESTLY, I dont know what type of paper I painted these on.
I go to a day centre, and this stuff is lying around in large amounts, I am back at my centre tomorrow and will see if I can find out the name of it.
It was dark brown and smooth
( what a professional eh? )
The painting is 100% pastel.
I had no real plan when I started, I just put in a sky and kept adding more and more shades to it as the feeling took me.
The foliage is also 100% pastel, one of Terry Ludwigts actually.
Its the first time I have used such strong colours.
Tomorrow, I am doing another one, similar to the landscape one, I will take more notice of how I put it together, in case you have any questions.
If I complete it, I will post it.
When I finish my paintings I take them into the next room and frame them myself.
Best protection for them.
I am still STUNNED that you think these are nice, high praise indeed coming from you.
I am such an admirer of your work.

Joe


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Today - Im going to make someone smile !

sandge
06-14-2001, 06:12 PM
Thanks for your reply, Joe, and your kind words about my work.

I do hope you will post more pictures in future -- I would really love to see them. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

best wishes
sandra

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sandge
06-16-2001, 12:34 AM
Thanks for finding that out.

If you can get hold of some, do try out some pastel paper such as Canson. It is really a joy to work on. I like to use the darker colours.

Just a thought in case you were considering exhibiting and selling your pastels, but I am not sure about the lasting properties of sugar paper.

best wishes
sandra

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joemajury
06-16-2001, 01:04 AM
Well Sandra,
The paper I painted on was Sugar Paper 100 GSM ( any help ).
My centre buys it in batches of 250 for 9.25
They are huge sheets, 1 sheet done both my paintings.
I finished my other Painting today, I will post it later.

Joe


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djstar
06-16-2001, 04:09 AM
Yeah Joe!
I hate to say it...well really I love to say it.. I think you found your medium!
Really stunning. I am facinated by the way you used the color so clear and strong. I have a hard time committing to the powerful strong shape. And your trees are full of wonder and very confident.
I mean it I am at a loss for words.
They are both so powerful in their simplicity and so well presented in the simple frames.
I guess I will have to plug in my mic one day and get some pointers on how you do it.
Truly impressed and humbled.
dj*

ptantono
06-18-2001, 10:40 AM
Frightened to post ?? You should be proud of your works. I love BOTH of them. Aha... I thought the round bright colour was a sun but realized it must be a light from your camera. Please show us more. pleasee...please......

Patricia:)

ArtyHelen
06-18-2001, 10:50 AM
These are gorgeous, Joe!
Love your use of colour!

Helen

animal
06-18-2001, 12:53 PM
These are :cool: :D I especially like the colours you have used on both of them.;) My favourite is the beach scene :p

MarshaSavage
06-20-2001, 07:55 AM
Okay guys - someone tell me what is going on. This is the second topic in the pastel section that I cannot see the paintings. All I am seeing is the codes. Can anyone give me an idea? Is this part of the problem the announcement is talking about? If so, what can I do to see the paintings?

Thanks - Marsha
Marsha Hamby Savage Art (http://marshasavage.artistnation.com)

Roan
06-20-2001, 08:05 AM
Yes, Marsha, that is what the announcement is referring to.

Please hang tight until Scott fixes it.

cagathoc
06-20-2001, 11:00 AM
I love these! Gorgeous color and great shapes. A nice feel! Thanks for sharing these!!!