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Old 05-28-2015, 12:03 AM
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Desert Wash

Been painting small for a couple of weeks but today I felt the need to stretch my arms a bit so I went a little bigger....



14 x 18 pastel on board
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:14 AM
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Re: Desert Wash

I think this is painted on one of your prepared surfaces. I really like the texture and sense of movement. Nicely done, Randy!
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:20 AM
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Thanks Karen!

Yup, I found an old board that I had done a while back. It's a lot of fun but boy do these surfaces chew through the pastels!
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Wow, this I love! As Karen said, the structures and the dynamic lines they (and you ) created really make this fascinating. Even the prepared surface chew your pastels... it was worth it!
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Absolutely love the texture in this one Randy. And as always you handle the subtle colors most excellently.
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Re: Desert Wash

So interesting! A different look for you...I like it a lot! Could you make only certain parts of the surface rough? For example, is you knew there would be brush in a certain area? What a great look.
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I love this one, Randy. It's so lively! The left side of the middle mountain does look a little too white and cool, I think. But you were there, so I'm sure you know better then I.
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Randy, wow! This is a gorgeous painting. I love the light, so strong and clean. Great textures from your prepared board. I had to smile at that, looks like you got a winner working big this time! Very soft colors but strong values!
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Ditto.....love the texture here. The painting has a nice energetic feel to it!
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This is awesome! Beautiful work
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Lovely "écriture".
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Nice piece, I like you use of line on this one. Did you do it on a black surface.
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I like this a lot. Good values, good colors in focal area. I am on a kick myself with this one orange i have that really pops a painting. As you may know by now, that's what I appreciate so much about your paintings. Pam
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This is so beautiful. I love the prepared textures and your palette. I am constantly trying to be use more neutral greens. Lovely!!
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Thanks so much everyone for all of your nice comments!!
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