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08-01-2009, 09:53 AM
here is my first pastel landscape demo. I did it after my imagination and some sketches, done in "PŁckler Park" (Bad Muskau) where I was three weeks ago. The painting is 12x16 inches sandpaper 500er. You can see my workplace on balcony, my pastels from faber mostly using outdoors. C&C are welcome.
08-01-2009, 10:26 AM
That's a nice outdoor studio, Rudi! Thanks for the demo - I like to see the steps you take and your painting turned out very well. Your sketches must have been very helpful in creating your composition.
08-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Rudi.. I do something very similar on my front porch. It does have a roof over it though so I don't need the umbrella. I love it and know you must experience the same open free feeling I do when painting out there. Nice painting as well!
08-01-2009, 11:02 AM
Wonderful painting and thanks for showing the steps! I will have to try some of those underpainting colors! The orange in the sky is just the right touch!
08-01-2009, 11:05 AM
What a great demo, thanks for showing those different steps. Lovely painting. Winny
08-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Very nice finish too! Seeing the steps is so helpful. Thanks. Nice "studio".
08-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Excellent - pushing those brilliant complimentary colors just gives your work that much more Energy!
Glad to see your thumbnail sketches.
I noticed the cup holder in your chair is empty? What no beer?
08-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Ohhh, many thanx for so nice comments. Barb, I like beer very much, but not at that time. Now I want to drink a glas of cool white wine, because it is very hot on my balcony. Cheers! Whenever it is possible I paint on my balcony or sometimes en plein air.
08-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the demo and I love the result!
The colors just sing:)
08-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Thanks for nice comment, Sara.
08-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Love the complementary colour underpainting. I'll have to try that. It certainly seems to work for you. Thanks for sharing. Oh, good final result by the way!
08-01-2009, 03:00 PM
by the way, the complementary underpainting I have learned from the forum here, and it works great, thanx soft pastel forum members!!!
08-01-2009, 06:14 PM
:wave: Been watching your paintings for awhile now and you have really grown! Is this one on Wallis, too? Love the sky, and tree shapes!
08-01-2009, 06:59 PM
This is really nice. When I'm outside I use the thumbnail sketch method also. It really help. Love your painting. Thanks for sharing all the steps.
08-01-2009, 10:54 PM
hi there! great demo and painting!!!loved seeing your demo and underpainting colors! great set up...love the umbrella!!:thumbsup: lynne
08-02-2009, 06:35 AM
Thank you all. Some information. My umbrella is an special umbrella bought in a fishing shop on internet, very stable without plastics. Thumbnail sektches are really helpful, but sometimes I forget to do such sketches:(. Imaybe, this one is done on Fisher 400 paper. I have never painted on Wallis paper, but I want to try it. Wallis is not available in Germany. Can anyone describe the difference between Fisher 400 paper and Wallis paper?
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