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Shirl Parker
06-30-2009, 10:54 PM
Welcome to Pastel Strokes July 2009!

I'll be hosting the Strokes for this month, and hopefully you will find one of the photos an interesting challenge for you.

Those who have participated in previous months already know the guidelines. For all newbies to this monthly challenge, they are as follows:

* An individual volunteering to host the monthly project proposes to a guide or a moderator a new photo reference near the beginning of the month. (We need hosts for the coming months, if you'd like to host let us know! Click here to go to the hosting thread. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569695))

* The guide or moderator approves the host and reference photo(s) and the selected host posts the project in Pastel Talk and also a thread in the Soft Pastel Studio with a link to the Pastel Talk project.

* Interested participants create a painting from the photo(s) and upload it to this thread for viewing and discussion.

* The image may be cropped, rearranged, and interpreted in any manner! Use different effects in your software program and try painting something different, tweak the color, add or subtract things.

* You may paint as many versions and as many photos as you like, and they may be any size.

Most of all, let's have fun painting!

Lake Lewisville, thanks to Pa-paw.

Allemanda on my patio

Panda & baby from the RIL

Sidney Pollack, my favorite director

Paula Ford
06-30-2009, 11:03 PM
Great photos Shirl!

Tracy Lang
06-30-2009, 11:19 PM
Great assortment of photos, Shirl. Hoping to join in this month!
Thanks for hosting :)


07-01-2009, 06:09 AM
Beautiful pictures to choose from.

07-01-2009, 06:52 AM
Yes great choices. I may give these a try. I particularly like the first and last ones.

07-01-2009, 08:29 AM

Nice photos! And thanks for hosting!


07-01-2009, 02:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jul-2009/126298-poll.jpg I had a hard time getting any kind of likness. I used photoshop to manip a little after uploading, but still not very close. May try again. Thank you for hosting:clap:

07-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Good job LI and fast!

Shirl Parker
07-01-2009, 04:22 PM
LI, I can see some resemblance there. I'm glad to see Sidney be the first try in this challenge. He was such a great director, and actor too!

07-01-2009, 05:02 PM
LI, very good and very close.

07-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Hello Liquidice, warmly welcome! A great sketch, what a wonderful entrance!

If you need any help on how WetCanvas works, please ask me, I'm a guide for newbies on the site.


07-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Liquidice...your portrait is great...I think the resemblence is very good.

07-01-2009, 09:46 PM
Li this is just great, i just got to look and you have already posted,WOW! and also welcome here.

07-02-2009, 10:52 AM
Good morning. Thank you all very much! Such a nice welcome :) I am not new to WC, only a new name. Actually this is the name I signed up with, but never could remember the password or how to figure out to get the pasword until a couple of days ago. I was just going to say who I am, but that wouldnt be as much fun as seeing if any of you can guess.

07-02-2009, 11:25 AM
Really very good, I think it's a good likeness. Boy what a quick response to these new Pastel Strokes photographs. A little research did lead me to discover that portraits are your forte, and that you were previously "fathertime".

07-02-2009, 01:12 PM
Ahah.. detective Carol:).. Yes, the Fathertime one was at the time I could not think of password for LI so came up with that for a post or 2.. then switched to the one that I have used for over a year... because.. *CLUE*: the name fathertime did not fit.

07-02-2009, 01:15 PM
am anxiously awaiting to see others interpretations of these beautiful photos!

Merethe T
07-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Great photo's Shirl! Thank you for hosting, it'll be fun to see what people create! :)

Liquidice - wow, that was fast! Nice job, I can see resemblance to the photo! And as a bonus a little mystery for us to solve.... ;)

07-04-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks yall! I am being silly with the "mystery"... Not Father- T , but Maw-T :)
Now where is everybuddys efforts? all out of town but meee? :)

07-04-2009, 03:51 PM
So, are you Ice-T now? :-D (Isn't that a Rap "singer", or somebody?)

I'm busy surviving a heatwave. Too limp to paint. We have had a whooping 86F or thereabouts (around 30-32 C). As we don't have air-conditioning (the normal problem is *heating* houses), we hide in shady places. :-) It has finally broken, today.

07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
So, are you Ice-T now? :-D (Isn't that a Rap "singer", or somebody?)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's see if we can't get a rap song out of her.

07-05-2009, 09:50 PM
These are some fabulous pictures! I can't wait to get started!

07-06-2009, 04:28 PM

Ya' know, sometimes I post an image in Pastel Strokes just to increase the number of participants. :lol:

Shirl, thanks for the great photos. It was fun giving one a try.

07-06-2009, 04:45 PM
Hey great job there Jenny! I like that.

I'm working on the Sidney Pollack one and I think I want to give this one a shot too, only thing is I'm not sure you guys will allow me to post it here since I'm doing it with the Pastel brushes in Painter 11 which is digital. I do work traditionally -- i.e. it is all painted by hand, but just done on the computer rather than on a canvas.

I've started a wip of the Sidney Pollack over in the Painters Alley forum.

Shirl Parker
07-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Great job Jenny, you got the atmosphere down.

Shirl Parker
07-06-2009, 06:52 PM
I don't know about counting, Kenny, but it will be interesting to see. It's not like there are prizes given that you won't be eligible for...:lol: :lol:

07-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Liquidice, good job with the portrait!

Jenny, the landscape is beautiful. I love the rich colors you used in the foreground, you gave it some lovely depth.

Shirl, thank you for hosting! These photos are inspiring, I'm going to try to do at least one this month.

07-06-2009, 08:26 PM
I don't know about counting, Kenny, but it will be interesting to see. It's not like there are prizes given that you won't be eligible for...:lol: :lol:

Dang, I thought there was a cash prize or at least a "Major Prize" (ala Christmas Story)...


07-08-2009, 12:45 AM
Great pastel work Everyone , I've bought some pastels but have to learn how to use them then I might get my courage up and post :D but in the meantime I'm inviting you to see my rendition of Sidney Pollack done in digital oils over in Painters Alley http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7979374#post7979374 :wave:

Shirl Parker
07-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Very well done Jean.

07-08-2009, 05:52 AM
My Jean you're everywhere tonight. :) :) :)

Great job on this and way faster then me. I'm still working round the eyes. ..

Merethe T
07-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Good job, Jenny!

07-17-2009, 09:25 PM
Okay here is a link to mine of Sydney Pollock - I believe it's finished but may still do a bit of touch-up.

A link because it was done in Painter 11 in Digital Pastels and I already got my knuckles rapped once here. :)


Full Thread WIP here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=571822

Keep up the great work everyone!

Shirl Parker
07-17-2009, 09:38 PM
Well done Kenny, great representation.

07-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Well done Kenny, great representation.

Thank you Shirl!

Appreciate your taking a look. I put a lot of time in on this on trying to get it right and learn some pastel and digital as I did.

Thanks For hosting and for choosing the images this month!

07-18-2009, 06:11 PM
This is my version of the Lake Lewisville as you could see I've made some variations in the composition, I raised the horizon so the water is more prevalent and I think that the mood of the painting depicts a cloudy day (I think that its what is shown in the photo)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2009/159973-Lake_Lewisville-IMG_0795.jpg

Shirl Parker
07-18-2009, 06:33 PM
Oh my, this is beautiful. All changes for the better. Great work Jose.

07-18-2009, 06:37 PM
Nice job Jose!

07-19-2009, 03:04 PM
hi all, been hosting the L/S Challenge not much happening the past few days so i figured i would give one a try here. a quickie little over an hr. it's the first pic appx 8/10 on mateboard gesso/pumice light blue. C&C Please. maybe i should have tried it on the smooth side. next time i make a cupple i will do it. and see how that works out.


Shirl Parker
07-19-2009, 03:32 PM
Quite nice Pete. I'm watching a movie "On The Beach" which is about nuclear survival, and I think it's affecting the way I'm seeing this Lake Lewisville landscape.

07-19-2009, 03:35 PM
Nice work Pete -- particularly for only an hour!!

07-19-2009, 11:16 PM
well thank you Shirl and Kenny.

Merethe T
07-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Jose, Pete - nice work! Beautiful interpretations of the photo - it's fun to see how different artists see the same image. Lovely work!

07-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Greetings! :wave: This is my first posting to this forum. Here's my shot at the lake picture. C&C greatly appreciated. Pastel (various sorts) on Wallis sanded paper, 9x12 inches.



07-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Wonderful Ron!

Shirl Parker
07-30-2009, 10:27 PM
This is really nice Ron. I started on this one but got distracted. You did a really fine job and welcome to the forum.

07-31-2009, 06:11 AM
Nice to see so many versions of the same subject in the last three entries. All different yet very good and exciting.