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PatrickHedges
01-31-2007, 04:49 AM
Hi everyone

I normally reside over in the animals and wildlife forum but it was suggested to me to post some of my pictures over here. I'm fairly new to softies but I've been gung-ho on them since trying them out on colourfix paper. Here's a selection of my recent ones.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1769937_18178.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1833273_7946.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1930619_25932.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1818940_30336.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1845781_7723.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1865455_7046.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1875246_18825.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-skgi_1845759_7618.jpg

I welcome any C&C and I'll explain any of them if you want

Cheers

Patrick

soap
01-31-2007, 05:13 AM
wow....that's amazing.....we posted around the same time, but my doggie looks rubbish compared LOL!! (no, don't respond to that...)
That eye is stunning....size? did you use pastel pencils or just the sticks?

good stuff.

Netty
01-31-2007, 05:20 AM
Patrick, I have seen your work while browsing the animal forums!!! and it is all excellent!!!
Just excellent!!

So glad you decided to visit us dusties, and post your works here for all to see. I am gung ho on these cute little sticks of pigment too :) and the addiction is getting greater and greater, lol........

Hope to see you posting here again, and welcome to the forum of pastel addicts!

Annie-Maree:)

*Marina*
01-31-2007, 05:54 AM
Wow, is all I can say. Super stuff.Hope you post some more of your work here.

dbjs
01-31-2007, 06:44 AM
wow! Lovely wildlife work here! Really nice work!

cal studio
01-31-2007, 07:02 AM
All are beautiful. I particularely like the lion and the water buffalo. WOW!!!!
Cathleen

Sunflwr1
01-31-2007, 07:10 AM
Holy Smokes you weren't a kiddin'!!!

Fabulous work!

Marcia

Merethe T
01-31-2007, 07:15 AM
Patrick, so nice to see you in the pastel forum, your threads are always a treat...excellent work!

Rose Baggs
01-31-2007, 09:01 AM
Beautiful work!!!

K Taylor-Green
01-31-2007, 09:58 AM
Patrick, you do wonderful work no matter the medium, but these are just stunning!

chewie
01-31-2007, 11:28 AM
look out, this one's on fire! good stuff! i esp. like the eye of the snake? lizard? it creeps me out but yet i love it at the same time!

Paula Ford
01-31-2007, 12:12 PM
Hi Patrick,

WOW, wonderful, each and every one of them!

Paula

Bringer
01-31-2007, 04:12 PM
Hi Patrick,

Awsome work !
Your website is quite good.

Best regards,

Josť

binkie
01-31-2007, 05:50 PM
Incredible!! I'm so glad you posted here! Hope you keep coming back.

binkie

Charles Perera
01-31-2007, 06:47 PM
Thanks for posting your paintings here. They are really good.

Charles

PatrickHedges
01-31-2007, 07:56 PM
Wow, what a response!! Thanks so much for all the kind words.

To answer some of the questions, I use mostly softies but sometimes go for the hard sticks or even the pencils for detail. I still haven't worked out how to get enough detail with soft sticks, but I'll keep at it. Certainly most is with softs now.

Sizes,

Crocodile's eye, by memory 250 x 180 (10" x 7")
African Kite chasing sparrow (our own friendly kite in Kenya) about 200 x 200 (8" x 8")
Chimp 430 x 340 (17" x 13.5")
Lion ("Lazarus") 480 x 340 (19" x 13.5")
Hippo 400 x 270 (16" x 10.5")
Cape Buffalo ("The Boss" - reference to the male having a 'boss', the bit where the horns join) 400 x 300 (16" x 12")
Memsahib, our dear departed dog, waiting for me to take her for a walk, going cross-eyed because she's excited 180 x 190 (7" x 7.5")
African Weavers and nests, Nairobi National Park 480 x 340 (19" x 13.5")

and finally, here's my first ever pastel, a few months ago, another hippo 250 x 180 (10" x 7")

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2007/60252-Hippo_Nov_2006_Finished.jpg

watergirl
01-31-2007, 10:38 PM
Very nice stuff! I love the chimp-excellent sense of skin and fur.

Holley
01-31-2007, 10:41 PM
Hi Patrick, have I ever told you what a fantastic artist you are?
Your work speaks volumes! My favourite is still your hippo (the one above) there is just something about that one that really intrigues me.
I hope you will post more of your work here :)

Artaholic
02-01-2007, 12:07 AM
Great paintings!!!

PatrickHedges
02-01-2007, 05:06 AM
Wow, thanks everyone. Amazing to get such comments :) :)

nvcricket
02-02-2007, 12:55 AM
Patrick, your paintings are really nice. You have a natural affinity with animals. I also am new to these pastels and I love them. Please continue to share your work over here too! Get Dusty!

Carol

dlarson
02-02-2007, 06:55 PM
Wonderful work Patrick! all of it!

Dave

Bhavana Vijay
02-02-2007, 09:14 PM
Wow, wow, wow..incredible! Thank you for sharing.