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Derek Jones
07-16-2008, 11:16 AM
Two differing pastels ...
the second image done with the model this morning and the other ( larger) worked on for too long - but shows the moment when two ladies on Venice - looking at a menu -realize they cannot face fried calamari again
both on Fisher 400 with Kremer and Unison pastels

water girl
07-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Derek! You have wonderful stroke work on these two paintings. Your pallette is just great. Nicely done!

Susan Jenkins
07-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Wow! I'm blown away. Some of the best portraiture work I've seen!!!
Love it

:) susan

Kathryn Wilson
07-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Very loose and fresh - I love them both!

07-16-2008, 05:25 PM
Love the nude... the strokework is fresh & fabulous on her!! I also enjoy the top one...especially like the people in the BG..the whole comp... tells a story & also beautifully painted!!

07-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Both of these are just gorgous! Love the nude, and the two females are stupendous

07-16-2008, 06:16 PM
Wonderful! I agree with everyone else.


Paula Ford
07-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Both are beautiful! Great work here.

07-16-2008, 07:49 PM
Love love love them.
GREAT paintings here!

07-16-2008, 09:24 PM
I like your figure- the loose handling of stroke and color is great! Would you consider using less of an outline in her outer contours?

07-16-2008, 09:48 PM
The nude is well executed and the strokes are very good (just a small point: the eye lashes are a bit "off-putting").
Good work.

Kind regards,

07-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Beautiful Derek..I especially like the nude..I always enjoy your compositions and how you handle your shapes..!

Derek Jones
07-17-2008, 09:40 AM
thanks for comments -
Eggy - you are right - have reduced that area!
Ken - I probably should but that sort of line is so the way I draw when I like a shape!

07-17-2008, 09:45 AM
I think the outline of the body makes for an interesting composition..adds different texture...and maintains the strokes..I think it is just a great way to form one large shape...

07-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Just suggesting the option of lost and found line- the dark added certainly gives definition to the idea of form, but it's continuity opposes this. Consider these areas within the drawing for their differences:


Adriana Meiss
07-17-2008, 04:00 PM
Hi Derek,
Both are very interesting pieces, showing beautiful strokes.
I'm drawn to the first one mostly because I like buildings.
I like the two ladies there, but I do not see them within the context of the outdoor cafe; to me they seem just like passing, and one of them looking possibly at a map. However, an informative title could set the scene for the viewer.

Mario V
07-17-2008, 05:28 PM
Derek, beautiful work :clap: I adore your strokes and palette!!!
The bg house appears too flat for me. Even more with the windows on the big house in the same color as the bg.

07-17-2008, 08:15 PM
Very nice, interesting style on fisher paper too