folks I am still working on a September challenge as well as an October.... So much to paint and so little Time
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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I came across this on wet canvas and stole it. It is words to live by for those of us that have better taste than talent.
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Sounds like a good selection to me too.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Berkenstock this is such good advice. I can so relate to the whole "You've just gotta fight your way through" .
I have a little page from a book hanging in my kitchen/studio that says - If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint", then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.-Vincent Van Gogh.
Geri: Right..... just dive in and keep going past the ugly stage.... a butterfly always come out of a caterpillar, then soars.... fly children fly fly fly....
Catherine, I sure like your loose style... I have to learn to loosen up....
I finally posted a waterfall on the September challenge... better late than never....
I have a question for you pastel fans.
What are your favorite brands pastels?
do you like soft, oil or chalk?
sticks or pencils?
favorite paper or whatever to use as a background.
I've decided to try my hand at pastels but I don't have a clue which ones to use.
Jen I know you do great work with pastels.... which are your favorites.?
Cathrine my little voice tells me that I can paint just not well but who can argue with Vincent (my fave by the way).
It seems like a lot of frogs are popping up in the challenge thread. I just thought I would post the one I did back in 77. It is graphite on bristol board.
Geri. I also used to hear a little voice that told me I would never paint well. I realized it was my left brain talking. Now when I hear it talking to me like that I tell it to shut up. ;)
Catherine you know if you had to rely on this for a living is one thing but I do it because I enjoy it. If it becomes work I will quit. life to short not to enjoy it.
That's very good! You could patent that image and sell postcards or use the image as letterhead and sell it at sporting stores.
I gave it to my son to put in his man cave he is the outdoorsy tuype if more than me. If he ever gets the room done and the picture framed while I am still around if you know what I mean
Hi all, Thank you Bear fans for your comments here is another I call Welcome with an invitation to meet you neighbors, stay tuned
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Geri, I love your graphite of the frog and bass. This is very well drawn with good values and a good composition. It's always good to draw a subject that tells a story and this one does. There's a lot of drama here. Great little drawing. Tell your son that we said for him to get off of his butt and have this ittle gem framed abs hung.
Fred, things are getting more colorful on the red planet. There are now two trees and something planted on the ground to give it a golden glow. The mountains look great as usual. This could develop into a wonderful friendship.
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FRED: It's always nice not to be alone, and the holidays are coming. I see the new bears have a bucket of goodies. I hope they brought items with seeds in them. I see there are two trees now. I don't see the turtles. Where do they keep Curiosity parked?
I asked if you lay your paper flat when you are doing the texture for your mountains?
Great Job Fred.