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Old 07-02-2010, 12:10 PM
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Artspacers.com. They're cut to any size, although they're flexible and if you have sharp shears, you can cut them yourself too.
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I get my spacers (Econospace) from United Manufacturers Supplies, Inc but I think others use Frametek Inc.
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David, the painting is lovely. It doesn't look amateurish at all to me. Much as I usually love heavy ornate frames, the frame does look a bit large for it and you might do better with a wider mat and narrower frame, but not too narrow. Still, framing is a personal choice. Framing is about how it looks in your home too, it's what bridges into your decor.

I'd have probably gone for a fancier one with baroque stuff on it, or settled for something simpler on cost, but that's me. I think the painting can carry it. The olive mat is a good choice.

I love the scumbled texture on the sky and the shimmering colors. It's gorgeous. So cool to see someone using the Blick pastels, I liked the sample I got and have been thinking of getting some -- this cinches it, they're good pastels. Well done!

Your paper color is probably Blue Haze, one that I like a lot.

I'm not scared of trees because I've been spending the past two years doing tree studies whenever I drift back into pastels. So I'll probably be overconfident instead and jump right in to mess up a piece of good paper.
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David, I really like this, especailly how you've handled the light in the middle-ground and tree shadow, very effective.

Safe trip home!
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Frametek has great prices on econospace.
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Ok, maybe I'll try one too. I'll just crop one of the photos so it's just one tree (and a distant one). How 'bout it Maria?
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Ok, You have convinced me! I will give one f the pictures a try!
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By the way, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! Thank God for our servicemen and women. You are the reason we are free! Thank you so much!!!

P.S. Have a wonderful time on leave and be sure to pick up lots of pastel goodies!!!

And DITTO!

BTW No wonder why you were so brave to post the first painting which is beautiful! Have a great time back home, and hope you fill with art supplies!
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Absolutely fantastic painting! You've handled the light and the atmosphere perfectly!

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sooo...I decide to start doing some fine art after not doing any oil paintings for 20 years. I think I am smart, hey, I wanna try something different and thought that I would try pastels. So, I buy myself some conte pastel pencils(all of them), then buy myself the whole palette of nupastels. Presto! I am a pastel artist. NOT!! I just discovered I am lousy at pastels. I have only 4 soft pastels because they arent in my budget, but they seem to go on better then the hard pencils and nupastels.
I have been working on this july pastel challenge for 2 days, put over 10 hours into it. To me it looks like alot of green blobs on paper. Trust me, I did work very hard on it. I am mad at myself because it didnt turn out the way that I wanted it to and mad at myself because I am not a better artist(even though I have had years and years of practice). If only I was one of those artists that saw the blue in trees, the purple in the trees, the pinks in the grasses. (sigh).
Here it is.....my first mess for this month....the flash washed out the colors, so I tried to adjust them. I will try to take a better pic tomorrow outside.
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OK friends - I'll jump in first. I am headed to U.S. for 3 weeks of leave in July; so there is limited time to paint this month. I tried the last photo Paula uploaded -- a stunning view that may be too deserving for my amateur hand.

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DAVE .....great painting! I hope that you will enjoy your leave. I have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your works.
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WHOOPS! I forgot to state that my painting was 9" x 12" on Mi-Teintes paper, light yellow color.
C & C please.......
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Greenbrier33 I think that is very beautiful!
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:40 AM
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Ann,
Your tree painting is lovely. You have a good variety of greens in both the trees and the foreground grasses, and I really like your clouds.
The main tree and the row behind it look a little similar in tone but that may
be my monitor /the camera flash.
I don't think you should be mad at yourself I think you have done well.
I have looked at it several times and keep noticing interesting things that keep my eye in the painting.
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Dave, your painting is gorgeous! Such delicate treatment of the subject with subtle yey exciting colour variations. Now that's something for us to live up to! Hope you have a great leave!
Ann, I think you're being too hard on yourself (a few of us do this!) I can tell this took you a long time becasue of the lovely detail you've put into it. The clouds are great! I have trouble bringing out foreground greens against the bg ones in trees. You've done this well.
Well, maybe I'll do one today. Was s'posed to be gardening but it's too hot again. I love the heat (makes a change in the UK) but not for gardening!
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Ann, Even tho this did not turn out the way you wanted (I can relate to that), it is very nicely done. As Ruthie mentioned, the clouds are wonderful -- also, there is a real feeling of distance. IMHO -I like the look and style of this. Good luck with your next one.
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