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Old 03-31-2012, 01:52 PM
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April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Welcome to the oil pastel challenge for April.
I will be posting 6 images for you to choose from. Please feel free to crop, modify, or use any of the references.
All the photos are mine so there will be no copyright issues.
I look forward to seeing how everyone interprets the reference photographs.
We are happy to have all skill levels so please join in. No more lurking .
Grumpy.


The River Itchen at Winchester.



Owl.


Magic garden.


Bits and pieces.


Red beauty.


Have fun and be creative.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Thanks, for hosting, Paul.

Great photos.

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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Thank you for hosting Paul. I have my eye on a couple of them.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:18 AM
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

ha you didn't leave a space after your intro Paul so I thought you were signing as /grumpy lol - I assume that is the name of your fantastic fish - what type is it?

My son loved keeping tropical fish when he was younger.
He had some gouramis that grew quite large.

Grumpy is quite a handsome specimen
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Thank you, Paul, for the great photo references.

First one has Portfolio watersoluable oil pastel first and I shouldn't have used it because it's too greasy. Holbein and Sennelier on top didn't register as well thereafter.

Fabriano Artist Journal 6x9 inch



This one is purely Holbein oil pastel.

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Sandra, you are quick.... great job.
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Lin, I forgot about the space so it does look like i signed it grumpy Lol. maybe I'll adopt it, I'm sure some days I look just like that... lol.

Sorry I don't know what type of fish this is, all I can tell you is that I took this photo while on a visit to London zoo.

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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Wow, Sandra you are quick. Two lovely paintings. I particularly like the owl, the eye is awesome and really sets it off.
I have never used watersoluable oil pastel before, I take it, it does not mix to well with normal oil pastels. You still made a great job of the flower.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Paul, I have used watersoluable oil pastels and found them too slick to be able to add additional layers of oil pastels over the soluables???

At the time I didn't have any Senneliers so I'm not sure how compitable they would be soluables.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Sandra- love the drawing, especially the owl! Looking forward to joinging inthis month, I have my eyes set on "Grumpy".
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Hi All,

This is Grumpy WIP. My phone camera has made it little lighter.

Any suggestion?


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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Grumpy is loooking good. I might make the rocks behind him a little darker so that he stands out more.

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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Sandra, beautiful rendering of the red flower and that owl's profile. It's an interesting challenge seeing an owl in profile, he looks great!

Doobi, beautiful painting of the grumpy fish. He's well camouflaged in nature but if you darken the background as Pat suggested, he'll stand out even more.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Hi Doobi, your grumpy fish is looking great.

I've thought about doing that one with a completely abstracted background.
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Re: April 2012 Oil Pastel Challenge

Paul, beautiful photos I'll definitely do some

Sandra, excellent works, that eye is magnetizing

Doobi, nice work, and I agree with Pat on the background rocks
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