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01-21-2007, 04:35 PM
This is 9x12 Ampersand clayboard. I am going to colorize it but thought I'd post it as is first. C&Cs more than welcome.

01-21-2007, 05:31 PM
You are just sooooo talented! Beautiful piece as is, betcha it's gonna be spectacular colorized.

01-21-2007, 05:52 PM
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! This is so darn good! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Can't wait to see how you get the color down!!!

01-21-2007, 07:01 PM
wonderful! Thanks for showing it in phases, I'll delight in seeing the color version as well! Val

01-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Karen, Bertoni and Val, thankyou very much for the very kind compliments, It make me feel great and think that maybe I'm making some progress. Here is the color version. I hope that it looks decent. Let me know what you think.

Diana Lee
01-21-2007, 08:59 PM
This is so good. How did you texture the rocks? Will we get detail shots?


01-21-2007, 09:17 PM
Thankyou Diana, I used both a fine tip and a wider scraper to scratch it with and then I used the colors to darken some areas and then overlayed with lighter colors to get some of the effect.

01-22-2007, 10:43 AM
By golly you've done one heck of a job on it!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm working on a B&W portait thing now on Black Claybord...but my next one will experiment with color. This one of yours is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:

01-22-2007, 01:43 PM
Bertoni, thanks a lot, I so much appreciate it. Good luck on the B&W and I'm sure that you would enjoy adding color to some of your pictures. Thanks again.

01-22-2007, 05:41 PM
Decent is not a term I use with you...Spectacular quality would be better...gorgeous.

01-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Thankyou very much Karen. That really means a lot to me. As you can tell I'm a bit insecure about my artwork.

Mary Woodul
01-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Harold, great colored version and of course the black and white is very good as always.

01-23-2007, 06:28 AM
Thankyou Mary,I appreciate that very much. I enjoy the coloring process with the clayboard. I think it is helping me to understand the scratching process even more than just doing the B&W.

Dave Slaughter
01-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Thanks for posting this. As always, it's great. I can't believe you feel insecure at your art - your draftsmanship and execution are excellent.

01-25-2007, 07:48 AM
You can count me in among your fans! I enjoy the entire scene, but especially your treatment of the snow on the mountains. Theya re inspiring. Did I miss what you use to colorize your works? Did you really colorize it within 4 hours? Did you add a touch of blue to the goat's underbelly? I'm very impressed! Keep the artwork coming!

01-25-2007, 07:29 PM
Dave, thank you very much. It's a hang up I've got but it's getting better. I've always had a problem with seeing my mistakes more than my successes when it comes to my artwork. WC has helped me to look at my stuff more objectively.

LinZ, thankyou so much, it's so nice of you to say. I have been using gouache to do my coloring. Yes, I colorized it fairly quickly, it's a small piece. I did add pale blue and faded it into purple then into the white.