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03-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Third efford with Rembrandt soft pastels and canson paper.
It is a study of sky and clouds. The trees are made from my mind no refering fotos :)

step by step

in frame

C&C welcome & appreciated... Thank you! :crossfingers:

08-27-2011, 04:31 AM

I do not know if it's good the pastel landscape I drew from my imagination but my nephews appreciated as the perfect backdrop for their trains to make their own stories in there.

So, Thomas, Rosie, Fearless Freddie, Mac&Mighty, Annie, Clarabel, Captain, Percy and James have to cross their own woods and creek and make their mischief.:lol::lol::lol:
for details click here (http://unpetitbateauiv.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-post.html)

08-27-2011, 05:42 AM
Evie, I like your landscape very much, I can't paint at all from my
imagination I have to use a photo for reference or have something in front
of me. It's a lovely idea to let your nephews and nieces use the painting from your imagination to stimulate theirs!

08-27-2011, 08:11 AM
Thank you Julie!
I think it is more difficult to paint from a photograph. I understand it because I try to make a portrait of my niece from her photo.

Carmel Campbell
08-27-2011, 07:23 PM
It also think it is hard to draw from your imagination. I really like it. Especially the water. I have thoughts of being in boat going up the river and it does look nice hanging on your wall. Rembrandts are one of my favorites. I would love to work more from my imagination. It shows your mind is very open :)

the drover's dog
08-28-2011, 01:46 AM
Nice painting Evie and I envy your ability to paint from you imagination. I think I lost mine somewhere around the age of twelve years old!


08-28-2011, 02:22 AM
I like your imaginative trees. I can see why the train drivers enjoy it as a starting point in their imaginative play!

08-28-2011, 02:23 AM
Hello Carmel!

I liked very much your red pears and what you say about the problem we have with sanded papers:
I may play around with it again next weekend when the skin has returned to my fingers :eek: :lol:

Well, I had not this problem with canson paper and remprands on it although I could not play with many layers of color; besides who need them when painting from the imagination.

Hello Dale! Thank you! I think imagination is like a bike you never lose the ability:lol: It has to do with our occupation. Sometimes we pressure this ability to extend or landing it in the prosaic reality.

Hi Jen!
Thanks for liking my trees ;) I had fun drawing them.

08-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Evie, Hi. This is quite nice. I find my imagination doesn't work very much any more either. I find i just can't get what I want it to look like with out seeing what I'm looking at. My mind only let''s me paint about 1/4 of what comes from the brain to what I see.

08-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Thank you PETE!
Your work is magnificent. I like the choice of color palette you choose to use in in each piece.

08-28-2011, 06:00 PM
When I paint, and not use a picture it frees me to more abstract and creative. I like your work.

08-28-2011, 06:23 PM
Hi Blondgirl!
I think you're right also this way of painting probably will give your a unique style.