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Old 07-17-2007, 08:49 PM
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Dorte,

I look forward to seeing your updates. They are such a treat!
This looks more and more beautiful as you go.

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Pam, thank you very much! I'm really glad you liked the silver demo, and that you like this one to. I'm learning quite a bit as I do this.

Gary, hehe ^^ thank you for those words! They warm my heart

Terri, I'm so happy you like what I do! Thank you.

Oh...I've just made a closeup of the tree/snow area here it is:
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:44 PM
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HELP HELP HELP!!!

I'm having BIG trouble making the little rockface here:


I've brushed the pastels of in that area and now I have a big grey blob on my paper. How do I make that into the rockface?? Please...any advise would be truly appriciated!
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Re: My first pastel landscape wip

i would suggest that you use rather loose strokes of contrasting colours that appear in the rock face you are addressing so that they depict the texture of the rock surface and the lights and darks created by shadows ... use very little blending to keep the sharpness evident ... that rock face is quite distant so the strokes would be rather narrow ... perhaps pastel pencil use even for fine cracks in it .. just throwing out some ideas here ...
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Thank you so much Violet! I have taken your advice and I'm getting some more work done today here's where I am:

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glad to be of some help ... ... i know your technique is to pretty much *finish* a section at a time but just realize that as you work on the surrounding sections, you might see reason to readdress areas as they relate to others ... the section you're working on appears to be in the shadow of some unseen cloud with the area below it not in shadow ... that section's rendering will undoubtably affect the shadowed area ... and ... looking real closely at the reference photo, i see some warmth ... orangish colours ... on that rock face that you might wish to incorporate ... reflected filtered sunlight i believe ...

and you're coming along fantastically, btw !! ... how does it feel? ... compared to what you're used to? ...
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Yeah...it's a bit of a bad habbit to finish of every section seperetly but I can't help it
I'll take a closer look at the rock on a later date.

How it feels? well I think it's WONDERFULL to be so free and loose, I'm always such a control freak over my paintings ^^

Thank you again Violet!!
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This is beautiful. I love the handling of the snow.
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Gorgeous.....interesting to watch this! I too finish one section and move on, control freak...lol Interesting to see a landscape come to life this way, it's possible - good to know...

Still watching....this is great!

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I just want to suggest that you be careful not to allow that cloud to mimic the shape of the mountain roo much. I know it does in the photo, and you may disagree with me, but I think it looks a bit better if it's softer and fuller...



I thought maybe if I showed you it might make more sense. Just a suggestion--and not hard to go back and add a bit, if that's what you decide it needs.

Keep going, Dorte--this is a beautiful painting.

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Re: My first pastel landscape wip

Cathleen and Merethe thank you both so much!

Deborah, thank you so much for your advice, but I'll admit that I'm to afraid to fiddle more with the big cloud right now

I'll build on the rest of the and then we will se at the end.

Here's my next wip:
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you got a really nice *glow* on that rock face !! ....

about the cloud/mountain thing ... i have to agree with deborah ... their shapes are too similar ... they seem to compete for attention ... myself, i think the cloud should be down played to give the mountain more prominence ... and the cloud playing a supporting role ... ...

i played with the photo too to show another option when you look it over in the end ...

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W0W Dorte this is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! sooooooooooo beautiful,magic colours,breathtakingly beautiful!!
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Thank you Violet!! I'll keep that in mind also.

Thank you very much Verinica I'm so glad you like it.
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This is stunning Dorte! There is no doubt about you!!! I am sure you could paint anything!

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