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Old 10-01-2004, 03:19 PM
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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Jen, this is a great tree. I can't believe you did it so fast I don't like smooth papers either as I feel the OP is just sliding around. I really like the new colorfix paper that is our there now. Try some. It has a little tooth and comes in many colors.

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Okay, here are the closeups that I promised.
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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Pat, that is truly a beautiful painting! If I came across it in a gallery or show, I would seriously consider buying it. I think it's great!

Did you use Colorfix paper? What size is the finished piece? I was in Dick Blick earlier today looking at their pastel paper selection and couldn't choose between Colorfix & Wallis. Is there a distinct difference between the two?

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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Pat, I can't believe how those squiggles turned into great leaves lol! I'm in love with the first closeup of the trunk though...it reminds me of the texture on my turtle, but you did it so much faster! Do you actually put little dots in there or do you let it skip over the texture of the art spectrum?
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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Thanks, Jen and Sue. Actually I used Sennelier LaCarte paper, sand color (I think). I have some of this paper I want to use up as I have now fallen in love with Colorfix and Wallis. Wallis paper comes in 2 grades - museum and professional. Museum grade is only in white and Begian mist and the pro grade had a grey. This paper takes a ton of abuse without the surface being compromised. The colorfix paper has a similar surface but it comes in various colors. I'm not sure that it takes as much abuse. Depends on whether you want to work with a colored background. However, you can put a wash on the Wallis. It will take anything from water to turps.

Sue, I did exactly that. Let the color skip over the texture.

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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Pat, that's as gorgeous as it can be and than slightly more! Very bold conclusion to this classroom! Thanks for the closeups, very interesting how you achieved particular effects in the bark and foliage! I can see how little of black helped to convey strong lighting.

Jen, nice job! Like the branches and especially lighting! I'm great believer in working on location, albeit mostly theoretical so far
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Thanks, Alex. I didn't use black, however. Never use it actually.

Now on to skin tones.

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Thanks, Alex. I didn't use black, however. Never use it actually.
Sorry, hard to tell from the monitor. Who ever needs black with those darks.
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Alex - One of the colors that I use for extra dark darks is Sennelier sepia. Great color. and I threw in some ultra blue.

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Re: Oil Pastel Classroom September 2004-Tree basics

Two trees.

The first one is a banyan tree that I did on Saturday, the second is a generic tree that I did at the beginning of the month but forgot to post.
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Thank you for joining in! I really like the ghostly look of the banyon tree
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Banyon trees are awesome. I have a friend who does them frequently and they are just so eerie.

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Thanks, Sue! Good to be back!

I *love* Banyan trees... its one of the many things I miss about Hawaii. I'm sure they aren't native flora, but they were in all the parks and the zoo. They are an amazing one tree playground.
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Very nice Kitty, I love that Banyan tree
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