View Full Version : Long hot soak (first post!)

07-28-2010, 02:51 PM
I've been a member of these forums for a couple of years but have never actually posted so here goes... (gulp)

This is the first picture I've done since we had a wee boy 9 months ago, before that I had a few sales (not this style of picture), I'm trying to pick up the slack again and get back into the art - I was going to start a blog or something to try and keep me motivated but already have a blog that runs along side our business so not sure having another blog is such a good idea.

Anyway, the picture....Long hot soak, 11 x 16", Winsor newtons.


Thanks for looking.


ps. first post remember so go easy on me

07-28-2010, 04:30 PM

Welcome to the pastel forum! No need to be nervous here - we are a friendly bunch! And based on this work - and the fact that you mention that you have sold your work in the past - should make it pretty clear that you have a lot of talent and need not worry about our opinions! Feet are one of the hardest things to paint, and you have captured them wonderfully with a real economy of pastel! Excellent!


Susan Jenkins
07-28-2010, 05:41 PM
Is this on Canson?... very nice stroke work... you have some strong drawing skills obviously.

Keep 'em comin!!!

07-28-2010, 05:51 PM
It is indeed on Canson - good paper deduction skills - you should be a dectective or something!

07-28-2010, 05:52 PM
Welcome, very nice. Hope to see more, it obvious you have talent. james

Deborah Secor
07-28-2010, 05:57 PM
I like this! Great unusual angle. Hope you enjoy sharing your paintings with us. I know we will!

07-28-2010, 06:29 PM
Very neat work! Love your bold strokes balanced with your loose style!

07-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Just love those toes and the title. Nicely drawn. Jen

water girl
07-28-2010, 06:50 PM
This is a fantastic piece of work. Keep them coming....

Paula Ford
07-28-2010, 06:51 PM
Hi Matt, Welcome to the Pastel Forum!

This is fabulous!!!

07-28-2010, 07:23 PM
Welcome Matt and I agree with Don -- you did fabulous on those feet!!

07-29-2010, 04:48 AM
Great feet, they made me chuckle!


07-29-2010, 06:28 AM
oh how good are those feet - so glad I came by tonight. wonderful work. huni

Elena in Exeter
07-29-2010, 06:39 AM
Love them - there's something illustrative about your style. Made me chuckle!


07-29-2010, 10:55 AM
hey thanks for the comments guys, glad you like it. Finished another last night so will post up later...


07-29-2010, 03:34 PM
This is simply but beautifully drawn. I'm very impressed by your skill!