Fred, what a fantastically colourful under the ice world the blue people live in. I really like the last one.
Thank you all for you lovely comments on "Turn left " here is the latest one " Ready to go?" I have one more to go or maybe I have a couple more in me. Time to start thinking about our Christmas cards too if we want to do a card swop again this year. For some of you new ones some of us did an original card exchange. Every card was so different and it was fun.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen, another wonderful Halloween painting. Love Casper with his hand out. These have the most fantastic colour. I'm sure everyone will love them.
I am wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having. I have a couple of pieces done on watercolour paper that I want to mount onto a stretched canvas. I want to paint the canvas and then apply the paper. Does anyone know of a way to glue these to the canvas that won't harm the watercolour and will stay there? I know people doing collages paste all sorts of things to their work but I'm not sure how to do this.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Jen you are turning into an illustrator.... These are absolutely darling and telling such a story.... use them in a KODAK book and have them print it out after you have added a written story.... what a real treasure for your grandkids.... I love it....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Karen ~ Thanks so much for your nice comments!
Jen ~ Your third Halloween pastel is great. I too, love the ghost with his hand out & kitty jumping on & the pose of your witch. Are her blue shoes made of suede, by any chance?? WANT!!!!!
Have a great weekend, y'all!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred: Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
Bonnie, Marsha and Nealey, thanks so much for your support of my Halloween efforts. They are fun to do and just one more to go. I think I will use some different paper as the pastel falls of when I ping it even the soft pastel and I have to keep going over it. It is some old stuff someone gave me. Most annoying. Hopefully after all this folks will want to buy them!! Still it may amuse the grandkids.
I've always wondered how you make cards etc. from pastel paintings. Do you scan them, which I think would be hard not to smudge or take a photo? I can never get the photo to look exactly the same. Your Halloween scenes are so bright and colourful they should make great cards or invitations. Just wondering.
Fred, the painting of the blue people hooking the the old tire on the fisherman's line is hilarious and I love the expressions on the bears' faces. This is one of my favorities.
Jen, this latest pastel of the witch and her companions is just as charming as the others. I love this whole series. And, YES, let's do another holiday card swap! That was so much fun last year and I saved all of them.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi all, A fun trip to the Octoberfest with dancing and drinking beer at the Festhall would be complete without a trip to the Helen Arts Center
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Fred, looks like you had a wonderful time. hope you danced a couple of polka's.....
Bonnie: a good camera will take a good picture... but for putting into a book you can have a glicee made at an art store. There is an art to taking pictures of your paintings as well. they even write books about it.
Jen: I sincerely think you might think about really good pictures before you get rid of them, I really hope you make one of everyone of your characters having a witches ball at a party for a finale of your series.... I just love them all... I died for the shoes as well.
Bonnie, here is a piece I did a couple of years ago and I used mia tentes paper for one of my values. colored pencil 10x12
it was one of our challenge photos titled "Hey Good Lookin"
This looks great Marsha. Did you use pastel over the pencil for the whites? A wonderful piece with a perfect name.
Hey Marsha, Love your painting of hay good looking, Ruthie and I do a combo 2 step polka or waltz and after a couple of beers we think we are the Astair's and we do have fun