Jen your party looks like a fun one. You could call it BRING OUT THE DANCING GOULES.Just a thought.
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Jen, loving the party , what fun. I like the semi birds eye view... or should I say BATS eye view as you do find bats in a barn, although I is an OWLs EYE and spider eyes view for sure. you ARE using the picture references well and adding your own imagination., I like the modern twist with the ipod playing creepy guy... the activity, the apple bobbers are coming right along, one looks like an indian and one could be a clown looks like one of the dancers is a ballerina. When I am on a stage it makes me most happy to see the audience having a great time to our music. I have had trios so you did good with piano and bass. don't forget your pumpkins maybe a jack o lantern in the lower right somewhere.... There is lots to look at like a Bruegel painting and I am loving this piece... looking forward to the next installment.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Fred: I love the names, you are soooooo clever....
Jen, your Halloween party is coming along wonderfully. I checked out all the different characters. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Nealey, love your quilt. It looks like it would take a lot of time to do. The colour is great and I also wonder about the feathers and how you did them. The first quilt show I went to I got in trouble for not wearing a glove while touching the quilts. It is always wonderful to see all the inspiration and work all together in a show. Hope you enjoyed yours.
Sammy and Holly it is great to hear from both of you. I'm hoping each of you can come back here again soon. I know I don't show up here offen but I do feel like it's not the same with out the two of you.
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I loved doing Christmas cards last year I hope we do them again this year. Count me in. Joyce
Bonnie I can't believe you touched the quilts without gloves a survived to tell about it.
Jen halloween must be a fun time for it is showing in your art, I love what you are doing.
Hi all, Say Jen you might slip one of my bears in there, to continue the story Mixed media acrylic and watercolor 11x14
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Fred: SOS , make them hurry...
Jen: how about one of Freds Bears in a tu-tu... tee hee...
Halloween is my favorite time of the year. no stress just fun, hear that Jen.... NO STRESS HINT...pour another cup of coffee.... make it two..... one for me as well.
Fred, looks like things are happening in the land far, far away! Too late for a bear you should have mentioned it earlier!
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Thanks guys and Marsha in particular for being my Halloween cheer leader. Unfortunately more of a bust in the end. I just got defeated by lack of tooth. This is some older paper inherited from my old art teacher and it just doesn't take the layers like UArt. It is a sanded paper but not enough. I finished all I could. The girl in the red dress reworked so many time the pastel is not going on. I cannot even work much of their faces just no tooth left. I am not happy with it and probably should have taken more time planning and used bigger paper or did it on a canvas with oil. Not my best work and not a keeper.
Just so you can see a not so good work. It does have possibilities for a future painting maybe though. And a bear next time. A dancing bear!
11 x 14 pastel
Jen, even though you were stymied by the paper, this definitely has the makings of a wonderful painting or a pastel on more heavily sanded paper. I love all the interesting detail like cobwebs and the hay bale, and all the different activities.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Fred, you are a wonderful storyteller. And I love the way you've painted the rocky outcrops on the wall of the cavern.