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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Viv, I love the softness of this piece. Your leaves look so real, like the fuzzy ones on succulent plants. And the dusty green is so perfect! Glad to see you here, keep showing us your Pans!
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This PanPastel Painting is the first that I've used the Pans for the whole painting and I am happy with the result.

xposted from the Floral & Botanical Forum - March Plant Parade.
20cm x 25cm - PanPastels on Mi-Teintes pale pink paper


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Looking forward to seeing more activity in this thread.

WOW this is fantastic!
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Here is a little one that I just did for the Spotlight challenge "Black".
I came across this Blackbird reference at almost the same time I noticed this month's subject, so decided that it was meant to be done. PanPastels and pastel pencil on MiTientes, approx 9x12". Photo provided by ESP on PaintMyPhoto.
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Wow Linda thats wonderful! It wouldnt be easy to do either with all that black and I love the way youve toned the background into the black too!
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Viv, thank you for always giving me such encouraging comments, it means so much.
I also, am hoping to help more members find this thread so hope to keep it within sight on the page. To those who have been reading thru, please subscribe to the thread and let us know what you have been doing, too.
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This piece is one that I did for the April challenge on PaintMyPhoto, 'Flights of Fancy and the newest addition to my butterfly collection.
PanPastels & pastel pencil on AS Colourfix Suede, approx 12x16"
photoref generously provided by NicolaB/PMP
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

WOW three beautiful pieces I hadn't seen! I have been away far too long! Linetta, that black bird is fantastic. I love the way the light fades in toward the bottom, it's so gorgeous to see the light doing that. The butterfly is awesome and so nicely detailed, I did that kind once in colored pencils and you got everything I put into mine. Wow.

Vivien, that flower and especially those leaves are so fantastic. I'm stunned at the precision combined with softness. You're making the Pans sing for you. This is perfection. You've got this amazing botanical style and it came through perfectly in Pans.

Today I finally got back to Pans and pasteling! Went back a month in subjects though, this could have been in the previous Spotlight.


White Rose from Life
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Pan Pastels including Metallics
Stillman & Birn Delta journal rough watercolor paper.
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Robert, thank you! It is good to see you back in this thread and Vivien also. I have been hoping for more activity and interest for the pans.
I like your rose very much and I need to get practice on those whites, too. They can be really difficult and I think one problem for me is being too timid to get enough contrast in it as you have done. Like the way you have done the background, very texturish, and the color is gorgeous.
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Thank you! I got the texture effect by accident in the first few strokes and decided I liked it, rather than to work it over and try to get it a smooth gradient. I'll save that for coated papers like PastelMat, where I really can get a good smooth gradient in a background.

I'm in love with my Pans all over again and still have my field kit right at my elbow for this. Might combine with sticks or pastel pencils sometime too. Especially since it did work using SpectraFix on the journal paper.
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Robert that looks fantastic!
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Linda - Lovely butterfly painting!

Robert - Lovely rose! It's so good to see you posting again, especially seeing you coming back to PanPastels!
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"Masquerade" x-post from Pastel Studio & Gallery
Love masques and reflections, so this was a joy to work on. It was so interesting trying to get the shiny, porcelain effect and the lusciousness of those red, red lips also! A challenge all the way!
PanPastel and pastel pencils on AS Colourfix Suede, approx 12x16" Thanks to Rob/PMP for sharing this utterly fascinating photo reference.
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I applaud you Linda for painting this ref! What a very difficult one to choose, but youve made an excellent job of it - well done!
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Linda, that's beautiful! I love the red, red lips and drama of those gorgeous blacks and porcelain whites. Well done! Your precision with Pans is lovely. I'm envious of those fine hard edges you get at times. Got to work on my hard edges, sometimes they're needed.
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Viv and Robert, thank you for your wonderfully kind responses to my masque. This was just so fascinating to me and following the contours to have the image 'read' correctly was a bit of a challenge. This one did teach me quite a lot about lines and using the different sponges to get those nice edges and the points that I needed, especially in the lips and also extending out from the eye. I used some of the softest density large rounds and squares folded in different ways to get many of those and was thrilled to find that I could pull those points! For the absolutely skinniest black line between the image and its reflection and the tear, of course, I used pastel pencil.
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