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03-09-2002, 11:25 AM
pastel 12x16. on cardboard.
Oh my. I am speechless. So beautiful. So lovely. So moving.
03-09-2002, 06:50 PM
Very nice work. Well done
Stealth, I am deeply moved by your painting - it's superb work.
This is done so well, I just had to come back for another look.
I especially like the reddish glow around the top of the head. I think that says it all. geri
03-11-2002, 07:01 PM
your all so kind - unlike the people in the critique area that always rip me to pieces- in a nice way..:angel:
03-11-2002, 07:57 PM
Hi stealth i just had to reply to this one it's absoloutly beautifull, i did try to reply earlier but crashed half way through, i hope you decide to do more like this one as its a joy to lok at, best wishes David.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
love it..rich deep colours..very beautiful treatment of your subject
03-13-2002, 05:49 AM
beautiful and moving....well done:D :D :D
03-14-2002, 10:24 AM
Wowwwww......Stealth.....those colours....I thought it is oil painting. I have never done pastel on a cardboard. What kind of cardboard if I may ask ? Is it better than pastel paper ?
03-14-2002, 10:26 AM
Wowwww.....Stealth, the colours are very nice. Very great painting. I thought it is oil.
What kind of cardboard did you use for this pastel ? Is it better than doing it on a pastel paper ?
03-14-2002, 01:08 PM
thanks,well this was done on the cardboard that holds your canson mi-teintes papers together.i didnt have any gray paper left so i used it.it holds a lot of layers of pastel but has a funny texture to it that was hard to deal with,but as i was using it i noticed i could actually see the pastel that was in my hand reflecting on the cardboard this gave the painting a shine that i hadnt achieved before its almost like a photograph but not quite as reflective, i think this is one reason it looks like oil plus the fact that i used artwork pastels also, they are bright and go on thick,its taking me a while to learn how to use them but its getting there.thanks again.
This is the one I was asking about. How did you get such vibrant colors in this? What pastels are you using?
I hope you don't mind sharing. geri
03-20-2002, 10:34 PM
hi,these are mostly nu-pastels as a start with rowneys and great american artworks for finishing touches.i had written a detailed page here describing exactly how i painted it and i got disconnected,so now its gone, it took about 30 minutes to type it and remember how i did it,if you want ill try to type it again.
03-22-2002, 08:55 AM
Stealth, Gorgeous. You really know what you're doing.
03-22-2002, 12:41 PM
thanks renee,sometimes i think i do,but after looking at others paintings sometimes i wonder.:D
10-16-2003, 03:54 PM
Beautifully handled and especially great considering the surface you were working on.
Love the radiance of the rich colors and the emotional impact it has.
I had only one word to say when I first looked... WOW...
10-16-2003, 07:13 PM
Wow!!! Can we see a closer look? It is gorgeously done. I ma having trouble seeing the texture as it is a smaller blurred image. If possible.
Fantastic work, you should feel very happy with it!
10-17-2003, 12:33 AM
Nice work says a lot.
A beautiful handling of a very difficult subject. Lots of feeling in this one, and I especially like the richness of the colors. A very old-world feel to it.
One of my goals is to do more Christian-themed works and this helps inspire me. The subject of Christ has been more than a little intimidating.
10-17-2003, 01:07 PM
I came back to view this again. I really like the work and the textures in this. The background is extremely appealing.
It also brings back a memory of a wonderful little Italian restaurant in Italy we visited this summer. There were original local artists' work on the walls and one was the head of Christ. It was very interesting and Contemporary and really originally done. This is also a strikingly well done portrait as well. Just recalled that for me. I wish I had had my digital at the time and I would have photographed it just so I could see it again.
Nice work. Also, nice to see you around again.
raison d etre
10-17-2003, 01:10 PM
I like this, but I'm wondering if the knot is correct. I've never seen a rendering of anyone in that period where there tunic/toga was knotted like a womans babushka/shawl (sp?) I see you have a great way with the folds in the fabric, why not drape it like a toga?
The colors just sing!!! it's a great piece.
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