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val irish
09-17-2008, 10:26 PM
Hello All,
Have had very few moments these past days to work on this week's wonderful images ..managed about 3 hours total on this 8x10 dry water color pencils and some pastel on black artboard. I've never started with a black background before or done any buildings, as I have a hard time with straight lines let alone perspective :eek:. Am trying to be patient and see what develops here.
I'm off on a 2 week trip to visit family and attend our 50th class reunion (high school sweethearts here :heart:. Believe me I'm not that old :smug: Hope to check back with everyone from No. Calif.
C & C welcome and appreciated.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2008/67556-WDE_Van_Gogh_Cafe.jpg

artastic
09-17-2008, 10:32 PM
this is developing into a beauty
have fun at the reunion

changingpaths
09-18-2008, 12:01 AM
Looks Great!!
Have a blast at the reunion. We knew you weren't that old. ;)

connievanwinssen
09-18-2008, 03:04 AM
Great atmosphere!:)

artbyjune
09-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Lovely work. Black was a good idea for the background.

bluefrog
09-18-2008, 03:55 AM
This is a wonderful piece!

ExpressiveAngie
09-18-2008, 07:07 AM
already stands on it's on :thumbsup:

Tressa
09-18-2008, 08:32 AM
Ooh yea! I love it as is!!!

Signchick
09-18-2008, 09:12 AM
Great light and wonderful atmosphere!!! I'd quit now! It's beautiful!!! :)

Have fun at the reunion! High School Sweethearts, 50 years later.... Now that is COOL!!! :heart:

mscash
09-18-2008, 10:09 AM
Your choice of black background really lent itself to the night scene - it's just lovely!

missswiss
09-18-2008, 12:17 PM
I like this. Isn't it funny when we go to our reunions how everyone has aged but us. :lol: :lol: Some are easy to tell who they are and others you have not a clue who they are. Nice to renew old friendships, especially if you do not live in the area where you graduated from. Have fun.....

Charlie's Mum
09-18-2008, 03:27 PM
It's already looking good so hope you manage to finish it Val - after the celebrations! Enjoy them :D

Chloe_1
09-18-2008, 07:16 PM
I like the mood Val.
Have fun at the reunion!

quaya
09-18-2008, 07:24 PM
A Great Atmosphere is developing here.. The colors are so neon against the black. Excellent choice. Have fun!!

eyepaint
09-18-2008, 10:06 PM
Great architectural detail. I've done this painting in acrylic and couldn't get all the curly-cues and light standards. Great job!

Enjoy your travels and celebrations :)

Paulafv
09-19-2008, 06:35 PM
The lights stand out against the black background. Looks good to me.

Have fun at your reunion.