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Dima
07-17-2002, 05:23 PM
This is done on 300grams watercolourpaper.
And this time I started out with a wash of indian ink.
I find it a bit of a problem to get good darks with pastels and figured this might help some.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2002/Landweggetje1.jpg

The dark triangle on the lower right is a shadow on the photograph.

Dima
07-17-2002, 05:26 PM
Then I put in some approxemately complements with gouache:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2002/Landweggetje2.jpg

JustjoGA
07-17-2002, 05:26 PM
I can already tell that this is going to be a lovely painting. Thanks for sharing.

barnett333
07-17-2002, 05:28 PM
Very nice start to what I am sure will be a very lovely painting!:D

Dima
07-17-2002, 05:30 PM
Next I roughly put in the first pastelcolour with hardpastel (carrés):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2002/Landweggetje3.jpg

Dima
07-17-2002, 05:33 PM
Now come the soft pastels and the trying and searching for colour and tone:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2002/Landweggetje4.jpg

Dima
07-17-2002, 05:41 PM
And when is a painting done and when should you stop?
Well, I stopped here and I hope you liked following the progression and that it is somehow instructive and/or inspiring.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2002/Landweggetje5.jpg

Dick

mf.sutton
07-17-2002, 06:07 PM
Dick, wow, excellent tutorial, it is so good to see the progress pictures and see how you work, I have yet to try using watercolour backgrounds then building up with the pastels, but his is so clear on technique that I may just have a go.

Very nice finished piece as well.

mike

Rick R
07-17-2002, 06:40 PM
Thank you Dick! This kind of post is immensely useful to me, and I appreciate it greatly.

This is a wonderful piece of work too, very inviting.

- Rick

maverick
07-17-2002, 07:50 PM
This is great. I love that tree. Thanks for sharing your process.

mmdm
07-18-2002, 01:19 PM
Both instructive and inspiring! Thank you!

labang
07-19-2002, 07:20 AM
Excellent Dick, it is always so inspiring to see how the painting progresses. For me there is yet so much to learn. Thanks for sharing.

Elly

Elinor
07-19-2002, 08:31 AM
This was fantastic. Seeing the transition's in the painting. I really like the idea of the watercolor in the background. I never would have thought of ink. Lots of good ideas here.

And the amazing thing here as well is you could have stopped anywhere and it would still look beautifull.

guilliame
07-19-2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Elinor
This was fantastic. Seeing the transition's in the painting. I really like the idea of the watercolor in the background. I never would have thought of ink. Lots of good ideas here.

And the amazing thing here as well is you could have stopped anywhere and it would still look beautifull. Ditto Elinor,thanks for sharing this all the progress post were terrific:clap:

ceEllicott
07-19-2002, 11:53 PM
this is incredible.

thanks for the progress photos!



cheryl

Laura Brito
07-24-2002, 10:06 PM
Dick! Thank you so much, it really does help alot to see the progression, it gives me an idea as to what I need to look for and strive for! I really appreciate it very very much!

You did an excellent job and the painting itself is very lovely.

Laura

surreal
07-26-2002, 12:19 PM
Wonderful progress pics and wonderful painting!
:D

KarenU
07-26-2002, 06:51 PM
Dick...once again you've got a beautiful painting here. And thank you so much for taking the time to do this progress thread. I just love seeing how others work.

I've just starting trying different underpainting techniques and I've mostly been using watercolor. I think now that I should pull out my gouache as I agree it is very compatible with the pastels.

meowmeow
02-08-2003, 10:37 AM
Great painting Dima! The tutorial was really helpful....it is amazing to me what a difference it makes.
Thanks for taking the time to post all those!

Sandy

DeeP
02-08-2003, 11:33 AM
What a wonderful post of your WIP! It was a learning experience for me! Thank you! Beautiful work.

angecald
02-09-2003, 12:26 AM
Thank you for the progression, Dima. You get wonderful pictures out of very simple elements. It's a lesson to those (like me) who always think they could do something great if they had a dramatic landscape to work with. (Where I live it's very flat - not so different from your area.) As has already been said, you could have stopped anywhere. I was enchanted with stage one! The final picture with its subtle colour and that mood you get is wonderful. Lots to think about here. Thanks again.

mpopinz
02-09-2003, 02:31 AM
Thanx for the wip. I find these quite useful !! =0)

Dark_Shades
02-09-2003, 04:02 AM
this was wonderful seeing how you work and your ideas and thoughts....... amazing how the painting changed so much from each one to the final ......... thanks for sharing...... lovely finish .. well done