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Old 11-15-2009, 11:49 PM
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

OK. So here are my paintings. They are not very good. I found them a little difficult for my skill ... Please remember I am a beginner.

I enjoyed doing the grapes the most. Even though my peaches look like they are up in the air. Any C&C to make them better is welcome.

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Old 11-16-2009, 12:33 AM
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OK. So here are my paintings. They are not very good. I found them a little difficult for my skill ... Please remember I am a beginner.

I enjoyed doing the grapes the most. Even though my peaches look like they are up in the air. Any C&C to make them better is welcome.

Thanks for hosting these pics!

I love love love your strawberry painting. The silver bowl looks like a pro, given that you are a beginner. The strawberries have a nice water painting look. Love it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:51 PM
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Hi SunFace,

I agree with Kazuki. The strawbeery painting is awesome. The vase is the best part. As a beginner you will develop over time and learn various techniques that work for you. That is etched in an artists development. As artists, whatever medium we choose is an extension of what we see and feel about that particular subject. As a beginner I feel you are coming along just fine, don't put unwarranted pressure on yourself to create a perfect painting.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:46 AM
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

Well I managed to do another one. My first still life. Hope you like it! 9x11ish on pastelmat.


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Ruthie, that's a beautiful one. Love the silver bowl and the table cloth. Well done.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

Here's my second entry. My first portrait in ages and officially my third pastel.


Again, the proportions are not right and I had a hard time filling up the tooth (water color paper, cold pressed NOT), which I use as an excuse

But I have to admit that I'm rather satisfied with this given the circumstances, thanks to Don's series of lessons on portrait and figure fundamentals. In fact, I have only learnt 2 lessons out of the 6 lesson series so far and I did a couple of exercises in that thread and got wonderful response and suggestions from Don.

I am planning to redo this baby in my sketch book, which has texture, but not much tooth, but I used it for my portrait exercises and it worked well. Can anyone tell me if Canson paper works for pastels?
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:01 AM
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

Okay, here's version 2 of my second painting. Definitely much better. Any suggestions and C&C welcome.



Hard cretacolor pastels on sketch book.
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Ruthie,

Your painting is stunning!
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

Hi Kazuki,

I love your work. Pastels are a great medium to work with, they are quite is to play with. There are a few changes I would make with your painting. I would lighten a few sections, not completely though, just sections of the forehead to reflect the light in the room. The cheeks and chin as well. The blue on the bib should also be reflecting in the face. It should be an afterglow, lightly applied. You have to expose your palette and have fun with your colors. I think you are on the right track and doing very well. Rae you enjoying working with pastels?
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Re: November 2009 Pastel Strokes

I started the silver and strawberries, but haven't quite finished yet. I'll post a pic of what I have so far later today.
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Hi Christine,

I can't wait till you post it. Hope all is well.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:45 PM
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Sorry, didn't get a pic yet. I'll post it later somewhere. Life is really getting in the way around here lately.
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