View Full Version : Spun Sugar X post in Soft Pastels

M Douglas
08-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Not sure if its finished but I need a break from it. When I took the original photo I also took a macro of the center which looked like there were sugar crystals on it ...hence the name Spun Sugar.

19.5" x 25.5" La Carte sanded paper with various soft pastels

C & C always welcome



David Patterson
08-03-2007, 05:27 PM
Beautiful work Melodie!

08-03-2007, 05:31 PM
Melodie, this is absolutely wonderful!! Makes me want to get back into pastels. Fantastic!

M Douglas
08-03-2007, 06:37 PM
Thank you David and Lillian.

Lillian didn't you do this same poppy in acrylics? I haven't touched my acrylics since I started working with pastels but I do plan on doing this same poppy in acrylic on a 24" x 36" canvas but not till after the show.


08-03-2007, 06:48 PM
Melodie, I used my own poppy picture that I took from my garden for the one I did in acrylics. It was an orangey-red colour. I think this one you are doing would look fabulous in acrylic at that size!

08-03-2007, 07:24 PM
Incredible. Makes me want to get my pastels out.

M Douglas
08-03-2007, 09:13 PM
Sorry Lillian I meant the same type of poppy not the same pic, mine was also one that I took. I remembered how beautiful yours was.

Celeste thank you! I would love to see some of your pastel work.


08-03-2007, 10:33 PM
Wow this is really beautiful.

08-04-2007, 02:49 AM
What an exquisite painting. Just love how you captured the light. Wow!!!

Charlie's Mum
08-04-2007, 07:12 AM
Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for showing this Melodie - and thanks to this forum it's available .... cos I don't get the time to visit pastels these days! :D

Mikki Petersen
08-04-2007, 03:17 PM
Looks complete to me and the result is gorgeous.


Lady Carol
08-04-2007, 10:21 PM
Totally lovely work. I am amazed.

08-04-2007, 10:26 PM
Once again you amaze me! Great ART...it pleaseth thine eyes.

M Douglas
08-06-2007, 03:22 AM
Thank you all very much. I really appreciate your kind words.


08-06-2007, 06:14 AM
thats in pastels o.o its just breathtaking melodie.

08-06-2007, 09:33 AM
What a stunning painting.

08-06-2007, 10:37 AM
luscious! I love poppies wild, oriental, californian whatever

M Douglas
08-07-2007, 09:55 AM
Chaosia, Robyn, and Vivien, thank you very much for taking the time to look and comment.


08-07-2007, 10:01 AM
Wow, this is awesome work -- now you have me wanting to get back to pastels. Just brilliant. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-07-2007, 10:17 AM
This is so lovely! What a graceful display!

linda lou 777
08-07-2007, 05:24 PM
Unbelievable! It's great! It's so delightfuly rich - spun sugar and cream.