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Old 10-18-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Well here's my version of the little wagon. Sorry about the background! I realised after I'd (very carefully) drawn the wagon, that I should have done the background first and then superimposed the wagon over it - too late then! I know I haven't got the hills receding enough but I already had about 30 layers of pastel on and didn't want to spray with fixative, so I could apply more. We live and learn!
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Viv, it's lovely!! You did a really great job! I think just a little touch of light to the back of the cover there to fix up the little bit of blue and it'll be perfect! Okay, now I'm inspired. Tonight's my Friday at work. I'll be off for the next four days. Time to paint!!
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Viv- I think you did a great job on the wagon and the background. I know what you mean about getting too many layers!

Mumwond- thanks so much!

Christine- thanks a bunch! I used pastel pencil for eyes only, and I keep a handful of sharpened hard nupastels which I used for teeth, normal mount vision sticks for the majority of the painting.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:16 PM
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Christine; thanks for your comments. I hadn't noticed the blue bit on the white cover, but I'll fix that.

rugman; great portrait! You've caught her expression beautifully.
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Nice work, folks!

Sandra- nice work, our colorful lady is a beauty, and the wagon turned out nice as well.

Mum - also a nice piece, the lady look so happy!

Ron - your version of the lady is beautiful, love the softness!

Viv - nice work! The painting has a dreamy quality that suit the subject very well. Nice job on the wagon!
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:50 AM
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Wow, the Smiling Lady has been very well represented so far. I say so far because here is mine. 8x10ish on pastelmat.
I've done a couple of pastel portraits from life, very big but I haven't done a portrait since last year, except in graphite.
I knew from early on that this was not going to look like the lady but, time was limited so i went with what appeared.
I've also attached a photo showing all the pastels I used for this one. Now I've got to put them all away!


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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Very nice, ruthie!! She is well represented here. I'm working on her myself. I'm not a portrait person though, so it's slow going. But since it's not a commission, I figured it didn't have to look exactly like her! Hopefully have mine done by the end of the month. Thanks for participating everyone!
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Thanks Christine. Oh and, Viv, sorry I didn't mention your Wagon. I really like it and the background you've given it.
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Ruthie; nice portrait!
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:55 PM
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Seems our happy lady is very popular! Here is another for the collection.



Thanks, Christine, for all of your great photos. I have been eying the wagon but doubt I will get around to it. The Anasazi Cliff photo is also intriguing; some great colors could be pumped into those rocks.

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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Very nice, Jenny! Like the background a lot. I'll be finishing mine the next couple of days or so. Thought about trying the wagon again, also, but running out of time. Great job to everyone!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Great portraits everyone! I've been waiting for someone else to do the wagon to see which way they handled it - composition etc? It's always interesting to see somebody elses way of painting the same subject.
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Re: October 2009 Pastel Strokes

Ruthie and Jenny- great job on the smiling, happy, lady in red! Its interesting to see how varied each person's version is.
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It was fun to see all the interpretations this month, everyone. Good work!

Hmmm ... wonder if there will be any last-minute posts. Hurry up, y'all!
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