View Full Version : Two Hawk & Two Wolf

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.


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.



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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

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 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 )

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

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.

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.

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

Ted :wave:

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

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

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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!


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

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

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

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.

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..........


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

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

Ta Ta Tich :wave: