View Full Version : Have you heard the one about the 3 Irishmen?

06-05-2002, 01:00 PM
Well, I have finally gotten back into my pastels after a lengthy absence.
I took a liking to these 3 characters and couldnt wait to paint them.

and my favourite Character....

Its lovely getting my hands dirty again..

;) ;)

06-05-2002, 01:03 PM
These are very nice! I especially like the third one. :)

06-05-2002, 01:54 PM
Oh my Joe....these are fabulous!! I too especially like the third one. I like the play of shadow and highlight on the third one, and I love the neck on the first one with his head tilted back! Wonderful!

06-05-2002, 04:41 PM
These three gentlemen have a lot of personality. You know, the first one is my fav. There's something about his expression that makes me wonder what his story is. I also like the way you handled his sweater.


06-05-2002, 05:30 PM
Hello, Irish... I like the second one... he reminds me of Dick van Dyke, a talented actor in TV and movies...

Anna Marie
06-05-2002, 05:43 PM
Hi Joe I like number 3 best. He reminds me of an old Devil I used to know called Harry Dafryn.
The picture makes me smile. Do you think he would like another Guinness?

06-05-2002, 05:54 PM
Terrific to see you posting pastels again, Joe. You have a real gift with the medium. These are wonderful - very strong work. :D

06-05-2002, 07:34 PM
Good For You, Joe!!!!

You go get 'em.......... geri

06-05-2002, 08:39 PM
Plenty of personality in these fellas!
Very nice work. :)

06-05-2002, 10:01 PM
Loverly, simply loverly

Danny E Haislet

06-06-2002, 01:31 AM
dear joe, three pints of guiness for these fellas! thumbs up to you.

06-06-2002, 05:19 AM
Great portraits and they certainly look like great characters!

06-06-2002, 10:25 AM
But the 3rd one is the winner in my mind!! You've got the touch Joe! That is such a difficult medium, and the chalk dust can really bother a person! BRAVO!

06-06-2002, 10:29 AM
Hi Joe, Good work, and good to see you working hard! You are a natural artist. If I may ask, what do you blend or smooth your pastels with?

06-06-2002, 03:11 PM
I like to use my finger for most of my work, however for the really small details, I would use a pastel shaper, its shaped like a flat headed screw driver and about an eighth of an inch wide, they also come pointed in many shapes and sizes, but as I say, were possible, just my finger

;) ;)

06-06-2002, 05:26 PM
Joe, all three are marvelous. Isn't it fun getting messy with pastels? And then ending up with something so beautiful to boot...

06-06-2002, 08:45 PM
these are unreal! The third is my fav. I find his eyes so captivating against his cheeks. Well done:D :D