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Old 12-09-2009, 12:18 PM
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Winter landscape WIP

Hello-- I started this painting yesterday. I was able to take some photos of the process. This pastel measure 24x 3o inches on Uart paper.
I included pictures of my studio as well. suggestions and comments welcome.. thanks tom

photo 1.

Here are the pastels and other supplies used to start the painting. I use a combination of pastels --mt vision, terry ludwig, and schmicke. I also use a charcoal stick to blend dark areas with.



Photo 2
Here I have layed out the design and composition of the painting. In this stage I am able to make adjustments. I used a charcoal stick to sketch the design . I then sprayed the painting with water and used a paint brush to form a painted value study.



Photo 3
Her I have begun to apply pastel --awlays starting with the dark areas first and slowly moving toward the lighter areas.



Here I am closing in on the completion. I still have about two hours left to put in some detail and final adjustments before I sign off on this one



My studio setup

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:26 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Thanks Tom, for posting this...very informative. I will be starting a small still-life pastel today and plan to try the charcoal sketch with the water and paint brush. I too often "dive in" and end up frustrated from working too fast without a plan.
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p.s. Your painting is really nice, btw
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:45 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Thank you, Tom. It's always interesting to observe someone's process. Please post the completed painting. It's really lovely.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Wow, you make it look so easy! That's a beautiful painting. Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:26 PM
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Gorgeous painting and very entertaining WIP ! I love seeing some other artist's space and I often get ideas from it! Thank you!
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:27 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

What a treat, a WIP from you! Interesting to follow your steps, and watch this beauty come to life. Your winter scenes are gorgeous. I enjoyed the studio pic too, looks very functional - easy access to the pastels, and yet enough room to move around. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Thanks so much for the WIP, Tom! I'll have to try your charcoal underpainting method - looks like a good way to get started. Beautiful painting; you always do great snow!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:09 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Great WIP, looking forward to seeing the finished piece. james
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Wow, that looks great, thanks for showing it as a wip.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment..Here is the final version...tom


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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Just wonderful as always!!! Boy, you should see the snow here, Tom! I am so cold I can only think of summer! In your studio picture, I see on the left side of your painting another picture sitting there--looks like a moniter screen, is It? Do you put photots up on your moniter to see the light of the scene, the colors of the light? Just wondered if that was what that was. Love your work always---- Oh, in looking again I see its probaly another wonderful painting sitting on a wooed easal. I have one like that, (The easal, not the painting!) Anyhow, does your studio have any windows? I use an old garage that has no installation or the outdoors! So I took stuff home to our other house yesterday and used the kitchen there--what a mess---comfortable, but messy. Its been 20 for a high, and lows in the below zero, about 6 here latley.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:27 PM
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

hello.you are very generous to show your fine work here.
On screen, looks to be a hot pink circle in upper horizontal third/center vertical.
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

You make this look so easy,when I know it's not! I love the composition and use of color. As always, your work is wonderful! You gave me some ideas on maybe trying a charcoal sketch and makinging it a painted value study before going into the painting. I think that might help me in my struggles. Thanks so much for your valuable insight and information.

Absolutely terriffic painting!
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I've added this one to my favorites - I will be trying this approach!
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Re: Winter landscape WIP

thanks for the demo, very cool!. My C&C would be to keep up the good work. And congrats on the award, well deserved. Dan
 


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