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Old 12-13-2015, 10:27 PM
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Thank you for the great photo, Don!
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Lovely echinecea, kedwards!
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The work everyone has posted is really beautiful. Thank you all for constant inspiration. Thanks to Don for all the delightful photos to choose from.

Here is my version of the echinaceas. I zoomed in and did a small version on 5"x7" pastelbord with Rembrandt pastels. C&C welcome.

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Old 12-19-2015, 02:17 PM
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Oh I love the closeup! It really shows off the details in the center cone.
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Anne, Lovely close-up! It creates some really nice positive and negative shapes!

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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Beautiful Anne! Great contrast and shapes!
Wish I had more time as I was wanting to try these as well ..
But it's time to put down my brushes and pick up the wooden spoons... my hungry holiday guests will arrive with a clatter....demanding cookies and pudding with licks of batter! Feed them enough and they will soon snuggle down in their beds...to a long winters nap and sugarplums dancing in their heads!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

I haven't touched my pastels in a while, I'm going back to basics with some drawing practice. I've really enjoyed all the paintings in the spotlight this month, though.

Blayne, your pink tree is beautiful. The shaft of light adds a bit of magic!

Melinda, beautiful Christmas ornaments.

Raini, your pink tree has such brilliant colours! Definitely no mud there.

kedwards, the dark red paper really makes your echinacea flower stand out beautifully. Lovely highlights.

Anne, love the close-up crop of the echinacea. They're one of my favourite flowers, with such lovely shapes and colours.

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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Anne, I love the close up. You really made those pastels sing.

I wish I could be painting but Santa and the elves need my help. Wishes to all for good cheer over this season, whatever you celebrate. Hugs to all. jay
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Happy Christmas to all of you
We exchange presents on Christmas Eve (right now ) and I have just finished decorating the tree. I hope you all will have nice holidays spent with your loved ones.
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We exchange presents on Christmas Eve (right now ) and I have just finished decorating the tree. I hope you all will have nice holidays spent with your loved ones.

Thanks, Nick!

And I want to send along best Holiday Wishes to one and all! Have a safe and Happy Holidays!

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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Anne, I love the crop you chose for your echinecea, and the painting is beautiful!

Raini, your own made me smile!

Thank you, Sarah, and I hope everyone has had a beautiful Christmas.🎄
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful new year. May you create lots and lots of dust!! I am a bit behind but hope to complete one painting for this month spotlight. thanks to everyone that posted their painting, I enjoyed them all!
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Re: The Spotlight - December 2015 - Happy Holidays

I just made it in time. (pant pant pant) This is Don's pink tree. Thanks Don. Got new pastels for Christmas and had to try!! a sample kit of Blue Earth. On pastelMat 6 x 9 A few nupastels underneath, a few pastel pencils. Hard to get detail with the Blue Earth. They are very soft. Rather rushed this but I'm hoping it therefore looks painterly. (excuses, excuses.) All comments welcome.

Happy New Year everyone. Blessed and healthy and SAFE!!!
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Beautiful, Jay! Very soft and dreamy.

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy new year!
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