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PastelLover
02-23-2008, 09:26 PM
This is my first attempt to post a pastel or anything else at WC. This is a father and son I met at a pow-wow. I photographed them separately and then combined them in the pastel painting. Any thoughts and comments would be wonderful.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2008/132664-_TwoHawk__TwoWolf__for_WC_.jpg

Night Horse Studio
02-24-2008, 03:16 AM
WOW!! This is absolutely beautiful work! I don't think it could get any more stunning than this. You are truly talented with pastel.

Outstanding.

Stephanie

starlett
02-24-2008, 12:44 PM
Your work is beautiful! I love portraiture and detail as well and hope to post some of my work soon. You are very close to Omaha and I hope to meet you someday to see some of your work in person and to share our love of pastels.

coyote
02-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Excellent work. Thank you for sharing it. What size is it?

Jprice022
02-24-2008, 02:41 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Very good work. Thanks very much for sharing it with us.

PastelLover
02-24-2008, 06:27 PM
Thank you Stephanie, Starlett,Todd,and Jprice22 for your comments. The size of the image is 18" x 24" and is done on Canson paper with both hard and soft pastels.
Starlett- I would love to get together and talk about the pastels we both love.

Iaartist
02-27-2008, 08:37 AM
This is very nice. Wow

snoball
02-28-2008, 07:21 AM
Fantabulous! I never cease to be amazed at what people can turn out with pastels. I'm too messy to use them myself so I truly admire anyone who can master them. :thumbsup:

DaveMRasel
03-04-2008, 07:02 PM
Great Job!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Diane Cutter
03-05-2008, 06:22 AM
What a beautiful portrait. I love the very dark background which really pops the subjects. You definitely have the feel for realism and pastel, not an easy thing!

Now my questions: What size is this? What paper and pastels did you use (just curious because I occasionally play with pastels)? ... and have the men seen this?

Diane

Diane Cutter
03-05-2008, 06:27 AM
Oh, dear... I just re-read your response and see size and paper... So only one question remains... Have your 'sitters' seen this beauty?

Diane (who sometimes reads too fast for her own good :o )

HarvestMoon
03-05-2008, 12:44 PM
absolutly stunning!! beautiful beyond belief.... love the color and the detail...

PastelLover
03-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks for all your comments. Diane, I photographed this father and son a few years back but didn't get it finished for quite awhile. I sent Two Hawk a letter and an 8" x 10" photo of the finished work but it came back with "address unknown". I am still hoping to find him and his son to get them the photo.

Jo Castillo
03-07-2008, 12:06 AM
This is so beautiful. Wow! Thank you for sharing with us.

Poetroy
03-07-2008, 11:53 PM
It's amazing. And beautiful. I've never seen pastel work like this--so smooth, so vibrant, so alive. Thanks.

Moose.man
03-09-2008, 12:20 AM
DOUBLE WOW ! ! ! What a stunning piece of work.
Great job :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ted :wave:

Jackmorgan
03-09-2008, 12:21 AM
I really enjoyed seeing this! Glad you posted it. it's beautiful work. Donna

BTW
03-14-2008, 07:49 PM
This is really high quality work. I need to visit Southwestern art more often.

artdreamer1
03-24-2008, 12:51 PM
AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to see more of your work! My daughter Sophie (10 yrs. old) loves the facepaint on the one named "Two Wolf"--she loves pastels and mixed media...I, myself, have had mixed results with pastels.

Michele

Firehorse
03-26-2008, 11:00 AM
I'm still trying to pick up by jaw since it dropped!!! Too amazingly beautiful for words to do it justice. I'm really in awe at this piece.

Garbonzo
03-27-2008, 09:38 PM
What beautiful beautiful work.

frottis
03-29-2008, 12:19 AM
Awesome work:clap: :clap: :clap: -Mark

Soul Expressions
04-11-2008, 06:08 PM
That is amazing! I did not realize you could do that much detail with pastel. Wonderful.

sassybird
04-23-2008, 06:15 PM
I don't know what I was expecting, but was pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful portrait. I have never been able to get this kind of intense detail in my pastels. I am truly impressed.

Hoofnpaw
04-28-2008, 06:48 PM
WOW! This is stunning! I have never done anything serious in pastels, but from what I do know, I just can't imagine achieving the awesome detail that you have! I love it!

Sean

JoshCurryArt
05-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Awsome painting.

FaeLynn
06-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Absolutely stunning! I love the detail and the lighting! I would love to see a WIP from you as to how you manage your painting. Please do a step by step sometime! Thanks for sharing this!

Gammy Hayes
06-30-2008, 11:51 AM
You definitely have a great feel for handling pastels. Do you belong to a pastel society......I am a member of the Midamerica Pastel Society here in KC area. My only suggestion deals a little with the composition...since the two figures have such similar dress, etc. perhaps a thought to a little more variation in stance or one moved behind the other a little, would add more interest to the composition. I am still learning a great deal about composition myself. I think the two hand positions are what makes me feel this way......because there is definite variety in the other elements.

Best of luck.

Gammy Hayes

jennaboo88
07-01-2008, 09:43 PM
When I saw this my jaw dropped! I can't believe how beautiful it is!!

pamelalbd
07-19-2008, 10:54 PM
Beautiful and beyond, poses so natural and relaxed. Love this piece and your work. Will be back to see more. Thanx for sharing, please post more of your work.

LIgirl
09-29-2008, 04:15 PM
Spectacular--wish I could work in pastels because I love the look of them.
Took a class in pastel and I was probably our teacher's first failure! Now, if only i could draw..........

Betty

jimmy4u
10-08-2008, 01:25 PM
It doesn't get any better than this!
Wow!

Tich
10-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Great work, I hope you posted it on the pastel forum also.

Ta Ta Tich :wave: