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Deborah Secor
01-20-2007, 11:31 PM
I thought I'd show this here, although it's already posted in my Richeson/Unison thread in Pastel Talk. It's 8x10" and on the new Premium Pastel Surface, this one coated on the Gatorfoam substrate. The color is white, and I went right in without any toning or undercolor.

IRL, the color is more turquoise than this. Also, the magenta has come up much more vivid than it really is. It's snowing so I couldn't get any daylight shots to correct the color, though I tried to do it with my program. Oh well...

All in all, it pleases me, so I wanted to share it, but I'm always open to suggestions. Thanks!


David Patterson
01-21-2007, 12:14 AM
This is nice. The colors really complement each other.:thumbsup:


01-21-2007, 08:58 AM
Lovely work you've done in the shadows Deborah. Nice color too.

01-21-2007, 09:51 AM
I like the way you painted it!! marvelous

01-21-2007, 10:11 AM
Makes me think of a song. "Morning has broken" think it was Cats Stevens or someone who made it. Nice work. :D

01-21-2007, 02:30 PM
great colour combination, I really like that olivey green in the background and foreground!

01-21-2007, 02:48 PM
My only suggestion is that you send it to me so I can have it framed and put on my wall. Gorgeous!

01-21-2007, 06:07 PM
You should be pleased - it's gorgeous!

01-21-2007, 06:19 PM
It's so pretty and fresh....and the colors are so very south west....I really like this! Donna

Charles Perera
01-21-2007, 07:10 PM
This is very attractive


01-23-2007, 10:21 PM
One of my favorite colour combinations- turquoise, magenta and a bit of orange- it looks like you just breezed through it, and yet everything's exactly right!

01-24-2007, 12:48 AM
Deborah: it's beautiful. There's something poetic about it - as if you've said a lot with only a few words. I'm probably not expressing that quite right - hope you know what I mean (it's a compliment!).

Deborah Secor
01-24-2007, 08:04 AM
You all are too much--thank you! I'm so glad you like this one. I think when a painting makes people think of song titles and poetry it's doing its job, even if they are my friends saying it!

The painting pleases me a lot, too. I did sort of 'breeze through it', in that I'm learning not to do too much. It's part of the process of what I call distillation.

Thanks, you all have made my morning, that's for sure! :D


01-24-2007, 08:54 AM
:clap: not only do your 'friends' like it, I personally really like it - so there!....that says it's 'cool'!......'PB17":cool:

01-24-2007, 09:06 AM
It's one of those paintings you can "walk" into in your mind. Those are priceless, in that they are such wonderful jumping off points for meditation. That's why the songs and the poetry. . . . . .

In other words, I like it.

Bhavana Vijay
01-24-2007, 09:20 AM
The "distillation" certainly works!!It shows so much confidence and command. I just love this, I am so amazed cos you seem to exactly know where to put what. Not that I expect anything else from you, but it just amazes me each time.
I love the "surprise" bits of colors here and there, like the bright yellow on the adobe, the bits of orange to the left of the building, the bits of bright pink....

Deborah Secor
01-24-2007, 04:09 PM
:heart: Thanks... 'cool', huh?

I rememer when Handell 'danced' a few little bits of color into one of my student paintings and the whole thing just seemed to come alive. It pleased me to see it all those years ago, so it's fun that you see it that way in my work now. I suspect it takes this long, no matter what.


01-24-2007, 05:23 PM
Deborah: This is so beautiful and I agree with all the others, you just want to be there it is so natural. Thanks for sharing all your help and work that you do.


01-24-2007, 06:19 PM
Great stuff!! so simple, yet very effective


01-24-2007, 06:20 PM
This is soooo refreshing, I love how much you have said with such simple strokes. I want to be like you when I grow up.