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Old 05-14-2007, 11:24 AM
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Hello Artists

The Weekly Pastel Sketch thread is for ALL pastelists who use soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, or pastel pencils. This thread is for ALL skill levels.

The idea is to fit some sketching time into your week by completing a sketch in one hour or less. You can sketch anything, whether it be from life or photos.

You can sketch for 5 minutes, or up to an hour, it’s up to you. It's a good idea to time your sketch, keeping it within 60 minutes. You know how time flies when you’re creating! So, get your pastels out, set a timer, and when your time is up, please post your sketches here and share your efforts with us!!

Please click here to see last week's fabulous sketches .... http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419721

Please visit the Image Library to see hundreds of great photos! http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/
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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Hey Paula,,,,,,this is a 1 hour 9" x 12" fast and loose work I did to warm up after being away from the easil for a few days.

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Great, Preston, so nice, loose and juicy. Very painterly. I am so far behind with this, must get one done this week....

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Preston, very very nice. I too love the painterly feel.
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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Preston: I really like it, too, especially the painterly quality and quality of the light! You make it look so easy!

Pat, Your step-by-step demo of an OP painting is so good, and so thourough, that all of us OP folks more than understand why you may not be posting each week. It must be taking a lot of time to prepare the lessons and all the detailed photos.

(For anyone else who want's to take a look at Pat's excellent demo, here's the link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418638)
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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Preston, Your work is always fabulous and painterly...love it!

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20


Hi All! Hope everyone is having a good week. Here is a pansey from my garden done over the weekend. My final grades are due today then I'm free for the summer! (Well not really free but not teaching!)
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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Very nice, Lindsay and I like the gradation of color. Almost free....whoopie..

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

I tried, I really tried to get a sketch this week! Sat down with my 4 year old and started to talk while I worked and explained to her how you start and base colors and stems....stopped at an hour. Then she made me put it on the refrigerator...then I took it down and started to tweak it..big mistake. Always take a picture at the hour mark. It turned into more of a painting than a sketch. so I'll try and take a picture of it and post it someplace so you guys can see it. I think this will tend to happen to me again in the future but at least I'm painting
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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Lindsay, Your pansy is beautiful!!!

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

You should still post it, Pete. Mine often run a little over an hour.

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Here's one I just finished, it took about an hour. (It's #14 in my sketchbook.) Also, just for fun, here's a collaboration I did with my friend Shirine, who I saw when I went up to Humboldt to see my friend Lara's graduation this last weekend. It's called: "Shirine is Thinking of Cupcakes"!
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I really love your colorful expressive portraits. They remind me of a lesson that I had my HS seniors do when I was teaching. Great stuff and I had them do very large ones with oil sticks.

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Re: Weekly Pastel Sketch Thread May 14 - 20

Thanks Pat! I want to do some really big ones (when I work in oil paints, I work large), but I haven't shelled out for the big sticks yet. But I did just buy 10 of the huge sennies for my best friend's graduation present, and since we do a lot of collaboration, I'm sure I'll get to play with them some. I do a lot of drawings, and I go through boxes so quickly, I'm a little afraid of the expense of big ones. But sooner or later... Sure wish I would've had a cool teacher like you in HS!
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Thanks, Lacey. Yeah I had a great time teaching HS and many of students went on to further their art education. Those big one are expensive, but we used the student ones in HS and they worked fine.

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