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09-20-2011, 03:36 PM
Hello everyone, im new here.
Id like to show you my portrait work in pastels .
It took me three one-hour sitings to finish this portrait.
Ive used Rembrandt pastels on Canson paper.

09-20-2011, 03:56 PM
Paul, no image! Please try again....looking forward to seeing it!

09-20-2011, 04:00 PM
HI Paul and welcome! Before you can post images, you need to make at least 3 posts (I think). So reply a couple more times to some threads and you should be all set.


09-20-2011, 04:04 PM
im not allowed to post image, because i have too few posts , so i fix it as soon as possible. isorry for that

09-20-2011, 04:08 PM

09-20-2011, 04:17 PM
Paul, this is gorgeous.
Almost looks like a photo.
I'd love to see more of your work.

09-20-2011, 04:40 PM
Very nice portrait, Paul!

09-20-2011, 04:46 PM
really nice portrait! i love the lighting.

09-20-2011, 04:49 PM
Wow..that is so amazing! 3 hours? WOW!

09-20-2011, 04:52 PM
Welcome to the Pastel Forum! This is absolutely georgous Paul - amazing work, I look forward to seeing more of it!

09-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Welcome to WC, Paul. I am glad you decided to join us. Your portrait is stunning and to be able to do that on Canson paper is remarkable.


09-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Welcome to the pastel forum, Paul, fantastic work. I love the combination of the realism of the face and the softer background.

09-20-2011, 06:07 PM
THREE hours? and on Canson??? :eek:

WOW! That is amazing! Super work, really well done :clap:

Barbara WC
09-20-2011, 08:09 PM
Beautiful work Paul! Painting someone important in your life is a special experience, I recently painted a portrait of my husband in a one hour sitting, and enjoyed it very much.

Your portrait is so expressive and alive, what a nice tribute to your dad. I'm hoping to practice more over the next year so I can get good enough to ask my father and mother to sit for me next year. They live far from me and I want to get better before buying a plane ticket. :lol:

Do you regularly paint from models that sit for you, or was this the first time?

Thanks for sharing your work, and Welcome to Wet Canvas!

09-20-2011, 08:50 PM
Wow great portrait of your Dad. I agree with all that has been said. Welcome to the forum. I hope you share more of your work with us.

09-20-2011, 10:26 PM
Wonderful skin tones! Beautiful style - very nice work!

09-20-2011, 10:32 PM
Incredible work! Inspiring......

Sunu Tri
09-21-2011, 12:10 AM
Wow, very nice skin tone! What colours did you use for this portrait?

09-21-2011, 05:43 AM
Thank you to all for wellcome me here and so much positive comments to my work.
Im interested in pastels about a year when i descovered this wonderful technique.
For this period ive done four portraits of my dad. This one is the latest and most well done. My technique of painting comes from Daniel E. Greene and Gwennet Barth which learning videos i learning from. And many artists from this forum inspire me to painting portraits.

KD Art
09-21-2011, 05:53 AM
Beautiful portrait of a very distinguished looking father! Kat

09-21-2011, 07:46 AM
I would say that learning from Daniel Greene is about as good as one can get for portraits, he is a master. You've learned well, you have a beautiful technique and style.

John Palmer Fine Art
09-21-2011, 08:07 AM
Superb portrait Paul, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

09-21-2011, 09:14 AM
Welcome to the forum and please post more. This is outstanding work. james

09-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Id like to share my progress experiece.
There is a point ive learned from this painting.
Rough and quick strokes make better illusion of reality
than trying to exactly paint it.
Ive got 90 Rembrandt portrait set and 20 otherones that i bought as a pieces.

Here is one close up pic to face. Skin itself contain from 3-4 layers
of diferent colors which are not smudged but overlaid another color so you can still see strokes under.
There is no face on close up pic , just strokes that make illusion of face.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Sep-2011/976538-100_8159.jpg
Size of portrait is 40x50cm

09-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Do you regularly paint from models that sit for you, or was this the first time?
I was at three month evening school of figural drawing from models last year.
Otherwise im an amateur.
Painting from model is most interesting to me, but not everyone is so patience to sit for hours. So model sit for me one hour each day. After a sitting i have a time to think what next.
I did not have any sitting commission yet, just paint my family.

Orchid Lady
09-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Wow! One of the best pastel portraits I've seen in awhile! Love the skin tones and the eyes!

09-22-2011, 02:09 AM
stunning work!

09-22-2011, 07:02 AM
very very good painting .
i have not seen any of the videos , but i have seen Mr Greene
paint and own some of his books .
your work shows good observation and colour choices .

does the Rembrandt set have 538.3 (mars violet) ?
- i think that it is a good dark pastel to use in light and shadow .

i hope many people see your painting where you live .
there will be more people to sit for you , and commissions , i'm sure .

Ed :}

09-22-2011, 08:24 AM
Perfect portrait! You do incredible work!

09-22-2011, 09:55 AM
You have a bright future with portraits. This is outstanding!

09-24-2011, 02:53 AM
does the Rembrandt set have 538.3 (mars violet) ?
- i think that it is a good dark pastel to use in light and shadow .

i hope many people see your painting where you live .
there will be more people to sit for you , and commissions , i'm sure .

Ed :}
hello Ed,

yes rembrandt set has mars violet and i used for this portrait too, a lots of. :)

Unfortunately pastel is not much used for art in my country. Pastel is used as a training medium, not for painting itself. But I hope it will change in future.

09-24-2011, 07:47 AM
AWESOME work, Paul! Inspires me to get my pastels out again :) thanks for showing!

09-24-2011, 08:21 AM
Nice work! The portrait looks great!

09-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Hi Paul welcome to the pastel forum. Your portrait is awesome so very professional looking. Can't wait to see more of your work.

09-30-2011, 08:55 PM
i love it