View Full Version : portrait on velour

02-24-2008, 01:22 AM
My first try with this paper. It was a bit hard to get the feel of, Will have to get use to it. Defiately a different effect.. I think it may be similar to sueded matboard?? This is 10x 13 I think. C &Cs always welcome.

02-24-2008, 01:25 AM
Hmm .. pic was there.. not sure what happened... lets try that again..

02-24-2008, 01:38 AM
T, looking good! You are really doing great!

I've never tried the velour paper. Did ask about it vs. the suede and was told that the suede holds pastel better.


02-24-2008, 01:44 AM
Thanks binkie... I just took a look at your oreintal lady again & love her complexion.. Isnt it fun trying all these new techniques.. You have come so far so fast & have been an iinspiration for me.. thanks for looking!!

02-24-2008, 02:45 AM
wow ... what a lovely glow this portrait has !! .... excellent job !! ... how big is it and which pastels did you use?

02-24-2008, 02:55 AM
Thanks violet... It is 10 x 13 I think.. rather small. I used senneler &unison softies mostly, but also used some nu-pastels. It was a picture of her in fire-light, so that made for a nice glow & plenty of shadows. I also think the paper made it easier to make it glow.. I enjoyed working on that paper after I got some pastel on it... at first it was hard to get the pastels going.

02-24-2008, 03:25 AM
hardly small !! ... a great job tho !!

WC Lee
02-24-2008, 06:59 AM
very good painting :) this isn't small at all compared to the ones I do :D

02-24-2008, 01:03 PM
Hi T,

This has everything going for it! Sense of light, great mood, good emotion and very well drawn. Hope you are happy!

02-24-2008, 01:15 PM
Personally, your best yet. Love it!

Tracy Lang
02-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Well done...you seem to have really captured a charming spirit!!! Love the glowing colors.


02-24-2008, 04:42 PM
Love the softness of her complexion and the loose hair. Very nicely done.

02-24-2008, 04:46 PM
Very nice picture. I have not tried velour with stick pastels because I have become addicted to Pan Pastels. However, using PP's on Velour is a definitely different game all together.


Todd Flaming
02-24-2008, 05:13 PM
This is awesome! All the hard work is paying off. This may very well be the right combination for you. Keep it up.

02-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Hi T, I haven't posted before but had to tell you I LUV this. Imo, it's your best yet. :) ...Keep up the good work! ... PS, ya gotta try the suede matboard.

02-24-2008, 06:39 PM
"This has everything going for it! Sense of light, great mood, good emotion and very well drawn. Hope you are happy!
- Kim from San Francisco"

DITTO, DITTO. I use both the suede and velour matboard and like them both, especially for softer portraits.

02-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Kim, thank you so much! HaPpY... Yes :)) Hope you are too!!! It feels good when one turns out...

Mr king.. so glad you like it.. appreciate your comments!!

Paula, thank you!!

Rusla, thanks.. I have never tried the PPs.. but yes this paper is definately tottlay different feel to it... I must go check out your paintings, as I am intriqued about the PPs...

Thanks Todd.. I have sure enjoyed painting again, and your words are encouraging.. thank you :)

qpdoll, Hi... so glad u luv it:) And you should post!! This is such a great place to share & learn.. Yes I want to try the sueded matboard.

02-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Thank you Harriet.. nearly missed your post.. Do the two papers have same effect? I would think the sueded would be a little more corse?? I went to get some at Micheals, but wow they wanted well over $100.00 for a sheet.. ouch!!

02-25-2008, 07:17 PM
This is soo beautiful :)

02-25-2008, 07:19 PM
This is soo beautiful

02-26-2008, 12:32 PM
I like the glow about her. Also the soft way she is rendered. Nice job!

02-29-2008, 04:50 PM
Maw- Yikes! $100? Order your velour and suede matboard online at Dick Blick's or Cheap Joe's, etc. Much, much, much cheaper! I have ordered from there and from local art stores here. I am originally from Ft. Worth Dallas area and have forgotten where in Texas you are.

02-29-2008, 06:06 PM
HI maw-t this is great ..so glowing ..almost like she is in candlelight...great job!! you would like sued matboard much better....keep it up this is the top 10 on the list......!!

02-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Thanks yall..I really appreciate it.

Harriet thanks for the tip!

Alicia, The photo was of this girl sitting in firelite.. so the glow was easy to capture. Yes, want to try the suede SOON! Thanks for looking! list?

03-01-2008, 10:23 AM
I just read that they wanted to charge you 100.00for suede board??
THATS CRAZY!!!! a 32x40 sheet from Aarron brothers should cost at around
35.00 or about there.....
and by the way i have a list,,,in my mind....of some of my favorite portraits.....this one is on that list.....

03-01-2008, 03:43 PM
Alicia, how sweet..:heart: oh my there r so many fab portraits here.. that is quiet the compliment..guess my hat may not fit for a day r 2.. :smug: ...:lol:

I will be looking around for a better price on some suede board.. yes, I believe he said $140.oo for a sheet... not sure of the "forty" part, because after I heard the word hundred I spun my little cart around & headed for the door!

03-01-2008, 03:57 PM
Oh, this is a wonderful portrait, she looks like she has great fun amongst good friends. The glow of the fire on her skin and hair is awsome!