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Old 01-14-2020, 10:13 PM
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A Delicate Solitude

I was really pleased with how this one turned out - inspired by a walk in nature with my dog and husband. It's 7 x 5 inches, on Ampersand Encausticbord, which is a new surface for me. It took a little getting used to, but I so far I like the result with this first attempt and think I may try some more OP works on this type of board to see how they do.


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Old 01-14-2020, 10:55 PM
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Lovely! I like the mood you have achieved with this palette.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:20 PM
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Beautiful! Love the delicate light
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Re: A Delicate Solitude

I really really like this work, Tammy - the sparkling creek around this friendly-mysterious turquoise-green environment is charming and comforting. Once again, amazed at how you create a magical and realistic atmosphere with little details. When I look closely, I see it's mostly patches of color, but they compose a painting which makes me feel I see lots of details. My admiration!

By the way, what oil pastels do you use? I guess the softer brands?
C & C welcome, I intend to get better with OPs
Get inspired with various artists' beautiful OP paintings in my blog's gallery: https://oilpastelist.wordpress.com/gallery/ the blog is in Russian, but you can still enjoy the art done in our favorite medium! <3
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:10 AM
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Just lovely! You're very good with light and atmosphere from what I've seen. Your paintings really draw me in, I love your style!

I've heard a lot of positive comments on various Ampersand products. I'm glad you had such success with this. For my skill level, I personally can't justify the cost, but I like hearing these things just to file away.

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Old 01-17-2020, 08:58 PM
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Re: A Delicate Solitude

Thank you for the kind comments SarahY, Christel and Rich!

Mira88 - Thank you for such a wonderfully nice comment; it just made my day! For this painting, I used mostly Mungyo Gallery Extra Soft OPs, which are my primary go-to sticks, but I also frequently use Sennelier and Holbein. These scenes really are how I personally see the local landscape.

Terri - I got some small Ampersand panels at an annual art expo here in North Carolina USA (Jerry's Artarama Art of the Carolinas) where they were a vendor and had the panels at special sale prices. This was my first time trying their Encausticbord as I am more familiar with their Gessobord. The less expensive Da Vinci Pro Panels available through Jerry's work well for oil pastels too, especially the medium texture Gessoed one. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my work - such a nice thing to hear!

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