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08-01-2007, 06:48 PM
This is a painting that I did this spring and was requested to start a separate thread. Here it is.....oil pastel on colorfix primed clayboard 12"x 21".
08-01-2007, 07:08 PM
Beautiful and full of light, Pat
08-01-2007, 07:39 PM
08-01-2007, 10:03 PM
The colors are absolutely rich! Just beautiful! :)
08-01-2007, 10:56 PM
Wonderful painting Pat, I love the comp and colors.
08-02-2007, 12:52 PM
This is just wonderful. Love the comp and luscious colors. :wave:
08-02-2007, 01:38 PM
Tulips seem so sturdy and yet so delicate in coloring and you have captured them perfectly! Even the glass of the vase is well done. Way to go!
08-02-2007, 02:05 PM
Thanks for posting again Pat - The way these sit in the vase is beautiful - well observed all round.
Love the richness of the colour and the fine workmanship - (I find OPs difficult!) :eek: Particularly like the dark centres - super depth!.
08-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Thanks, everyone. I really enjoyed doing these.
08-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Fantastic painting Pat. Just love those colours.
08-02-2007, 05:25 PM
Pat, your tulips are wonderful ,wonderful! Lovely to see these.
This is great, I don't have to go forum hopping to see all these beautiful florals.
08-03-2007, 09:48 AM
Fantastic!!! What a wonderful painting and composition!!
08-03-2007, 02:13 PM
very nice, you've got the waxy feel of them :)
08-04-2007, 02:14 PM
08-05-2007, 05:03 AM
Wow, these make the eyes pop and the heart sing. Absolutely stunning painting Pat, with wonderful composition and light and shade. :clap: :thumbsup:
08-05-2007, 12:52 PM
Pat, These are lovely. Love the white tips.
08-05-2007, 01:01 PM
08-05-2007, 01:01 PM
Beautiful Pat. I hope we'll see more of your work!
08-05-2007, 01:15 PM
lol Pat you put my rose to shame with this, the depth of shadows and highlights capturing all the details is just stunning!
08-05-2007, 09:38 PM
Wow! This is beautiful!
08-05-2007, 10:26 PM
this is beautiful!! I have never used oil pastels but this makes me want to go out and buy some.
I love it. so bright and cheery
08-06-2007, 12:27 PM
Wow - what a combination of media! Do you have any tips for people working in this way?
Lovely treatment of the tulips BTW. :thumbsup:
08-06-2007, 03:55 PM
Gorgeous tulips Pat!! They have so much depth!
08-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Katherine T, I'm not sure what you meant by combination of media. I only used oil pastel.
08-06-2007, 05:36 PM
Sorry - media for me includes the support as well. It was the combination of oil pastel and colourfix and clayboard that I've never come across before.
08-06-2007, 05:46 PM
Thanks, I see what you mean. I used smooth clayboard which is a board coated with white clay. It can be used for many media, but I applied 2 coats of colorfix ground to it. This is the same ground that they use for the Colorfix paper. It gives a slightly sanded surface. I have used gessoed masonite with and oil glaze as an underpainting, but I find that the clayboard has a little more give to it.
08-06-2007, 06:03 PM
Have you tried Ampersand Pastelbord? The reason for asking is that a friend of mine tried doing that with claybord (but using coloured pencil) and in the end switched to pastelbord and found it much easier - and a lot less work.
08-06-2007, 06:29 PM
No, I haven't tried that yet, but will. Thanks for the tip.
08-07-2007, 10:06 AM
Fabulous tulips and I love the bloom and texture of that front leaf - I looks so real.
08-26-2007, 02:23 PM
Pat, this a delicious painting... just beautiful!!!!
I don't use OPs, but have started my 8 year old grand-daughter off with them and she LOVES them.... can't wait to show your painting to Ashley so she can study it!
08-26-2007, 02:25 PM
Thanks, and I would love to see some of your granddaughter's OP paintings. Most kids have a great time with them.
I had a great time doing this painting.
08-26-2007, 03:07 PM
This is just lovely. Well done, Pat.
08-26-2007, 03:11 PM
This is gorgeous!
08-26-2007, 04:55 PM
I had a great time doing this painting.And it surely does show in the beauty of this piece!!!!
I would love to see some of your granddaughter's OP paintings. Most kids have a great time with them.
Ashley entered her first OP last year (at the tender age of 7!) in the PTA "Reflections" art program competition. I'll PM you a pic :)
08-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Gorgeous tulips! Love the angle and the composition.
08-27-2007, 11:07 PM
08-30-2007, 12:48 AM
Don't know how I missed this when first posted, but it is really lovely, and I like the green mixtures you used, also the slight touches of yellow on petal edges. I like it all.
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