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08-18-2010, 07:26 PM
11 x 14 pastel over watercolor underpainting on white PastelBord. I am trying out this technique before I attend Richard McKinley's workshop next month. C & Cs invited.

08-18-2010, 09:42 PM
Carolyn - what a wonderful painting! I am going to be meeting you in that class!!! I have been studying Richard's underpainting technique as well, and find that I do well with the underpainting ... it is the reacting to it with the pastel that needs more illumination for me :-) Looking forward to meeting you!!


08-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Very nice! Sort of McKinley-esque, in my opinion!


08-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Lynn - How cool is that? Where are you staying up there? I'm staying at Thaelia's cabin. I am so excited about this workshop. We are so lucky to have him come to this area to teach. Looking forward to meeting you too!

08-18-2010, 10:16 PM
Hi Don, yeah, this subject matter does look like his kind of work! I am really curious to watch him work to see how he does his twiggy strokes. I've never seen him work before. Just read his Blog Tips.

08-18-2010, 11:20 PM
I love all the texture and colours. Jen

Paula Ford
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Very lovely! You made water that isn't blue look like water!!

08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
Very lovely! You made water that isn't blue look like water!!

Kewl :cool: ! Nice job!

08-19-2010, 12:53 AM
I took a long workshop with Richard in July. He is excellent. You will learn a ton and enjoy it greatly. :wave:

08-19-2010, 01:13 AM
This is great! I would say your more than ready for the workshop.

08-19-2010, 01:57 AM
That's gorgeous, it worked out very well. I'm taking Richard's workshop next spring in Phoenix/Scottsdale, anyone here going to that one?

08-19-2010, 09:51 AM
Thanks everyone, I wasn't sure if I was successful with this technique. I heard from another pastellist that white Kitty Wallis paper takes watercolor beautifully - so I will now try that paper for the next experiment.

Kathryn Wilson
08-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Wonderful! It leaves just enough for the imagination to play.

Green with jealousy that you are going to his workshop.

water girl
08-19-2010, 11:32 AM
Enjoy the workshop. You'll be at the head of the class, for sure. Lovely work.

08-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Very nicely done. Enjoy the workshop.

08-19-2010, 12:06 PM
This is quite lovely. Is it possible to show us your underpainting?

08-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Very beautiful painting!!!:)

08-19-2010, 05:33 PM
Thanks all. Yes, I'll show you my underpainting. Anyway, the PastelBord has clay in the grit they spray on it, and I find it sucks up the watercolor like crazy. You can see how pale it turned out. I went back in with similar colors in Nupastel to darken up my dark areas and used a piece of pipe insulation foam to smear it into the grit to produce a watercolor wash look to it. Then, I could get down to the business of pastel marks.

08-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Carolyn - sent you a PM - don't know if they are working or not. Also PM'ed Karen who will also be in our group.