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Old 10-31-2018, 11:12 PM
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The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

Welcome artists!

Here is a quick recap of what The Spotlight is all about!

The Spotlight is an activity thread for pastel artists of all experience levels working from photos chosen by a monthly host. Most months, the host will choose photos from only one subject, putting that subject into “the spotlight,” so to speak! For example, one month the subject will be painting water, another month will spotlight flowers, etc.

Some months, rather than spotlight a subject, the focus will be on a challenge of some sort. In those cases, we might have a wider variety of photo references, but “the spotlight” will be on the challenge itself.

Since this is a group activity, we can pool our knowledge and resources, and grow as artists in a fun, “no-pressure” atmosphere.

And, remember, no critiques unless specifically asked for.

The intent is to have fun, try new things, experiment, and perhaps most of all, to see what our friends and colleagues are painting from the same reference material!

Please note: The photos this month were taken by me or are from the Reference Image Library. You have permission to use the photos as reference to create your artwork and to sell them and/or exhibit them. The actual photos still retain the copyright of the photographer. So you cannot copy the photo to your blog, for example, without the permission of the photographer, or digitally alter or reproduce the photo for any purpose other than for your personal use, with the exception of crops, digital alterations and posts of these photos within "The Spotlight" thread.

This month's Spotlight is on...Fall Colors!

Every year at this time we celebrate the Colors of Fall! Hopefully, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, your fall is as colorful as mine is here in New York State. And hopefully you are having better weather,so you can enjoy those fall colors more than I have been able to!

Fortunately, we did have two sunny days in the past two weeks (yes, that's all!) so I did get a few reference photos for us to use!

Feel free to use (and share) your own references if you like!

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As always, feel free to modify the reference photos!

And enjoy the Colors of Fall!

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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

love those yellow leaves, Don. And The rushes. Thank you.
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ok, here goes. Found some time. Black perhaps pastel mat? 12 x 16 Various pastels with a touch of Roché. All comments welcome. Thanks Don for the beautiful reference.
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

M first thought was, "Wow!" You took Don's photo reference to the next level.
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Thank you, Karen. That was fast and fun. My favorite king of painting. (No fussy drawing.).
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

Jay, Wonderful painting full of value and color contrast! You've caught the graceful movement of the reeds as well!

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You brought out the best in those grasses, Jay: their movement and subtle fall colors! Very nice!
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

Thank you Don and Donna. It’s a beautiful beautiful day on the East Coast of US. Shows all the colors of fall. Hope you are all enjoying too.
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

I cropped to fit my 9x12 paper, and added a little blue to the upper sky.
This painting was a real challenge, almost gave up.

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Aren't you happy you didn't give up? The orange in the foliage is lovely.
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

Soitainly, Nice painting! Every element (trees, reeds, reflections, etc.) is very well done!

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Soitainly, I want to walk in your peaceful place. Lovely painting.
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Re: The Spotlight - November 2018 - Fall Colors

Jay, your grass painting is wonderful. Both water and stems are excellent, vivid and fresh.

Soitainly, your autumnal foliage looks pretty. Good that you hold out.

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Soitanley, great job. I especially like the edges of the trees and the grass is superb.
Jay, you handles the grasses beautifully.
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Ty Don for such inspiring ref pics.
is 12 x 16" on canson mein teintes.
Struggked with finding enough tooth on rough side of paper.
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