Fred, looks like Bennie will have his hands full with this snake. It looks cold and a touch evil. The elder Martian looks great, maybe a little shocked. Nicely done.
Claudia, very nice donut poster. Your donuts are great and always nice to see a spin put on something like this. Great idea.
Jen, love your little clay pots and dog. What a neat idea to close your eyes and work on the dog. I've always wanted to try clay and there have been some workshops here but will have to save that until I retire as they are always through the week during the day. So not for working people.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Well Bonnie, It was a little scary to start but now Bennie and Elder successfully reprogram the robotic snake that has been named Occhio because he will lie and transmit to the greedy people on earth that there is nothing on Mars that will be of interest to them. Occhio will also truthful transmit to all space travelers that if they come in peace they are welcome on Mars. Occhio has been accepted into the Mars family and will be a valuable addition to society. 11x14 watercolor
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
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Fred, Occhio looks much more pleasant now. In fact everyone looks happy with his reprograming. Lovely warm feel on Mars.
Thank you Bonnie and Jen , I was scribbling with pastels and ended up with this and the name just came to me, Shutdown, pastel abstract 10x7
Okay, I've finally done as promised. I had a go with traditional medium, pastels. It's a first effort at mixed media. I'm making it up as I go. I had bought a small box of them some time ago, but never got around to doing anything about it. I had a go at printing a rough sketch on printable water color paper. I have no idea if that's recommended for pastels, but it was a fun experiment. It is very loosely based on a photo of roses in our garden.
Try not to laugh. It has nice cheery colors if nothing else
Hey Shelley, Nice job, I'm glad to have company having fun trying to work with pastels, here is one I just finished I think I'll call it
Beautiful, Fred. What kind of paper do you use?
FRED: "Purple Mountain Majesties", above the fruited plain.....
Love all the colors beautifulllll......
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Jen ~ How fun that you are getting into clay again. I loved pottery & sculpture when in college & I had a friend for 2 yrs. with his own studio where I could go create things for a very small fee. What a good idea of making a clay figure with your eyes closed. Never tried that ~ I only type with my eyes closed, hah hah!
Shelly ~ Nice and clean, bright colors with your pastel of roses.
Fred, I like the color and softness of your mountain pastel. Do you do these from photos, a view you have or do you make them up?
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Shelley, Since I mat my watercolors I have an abundant supply of scrap matboard that has enough tooth for pastel painting and I like it better than paper.Thank you Marsha for your comment,always love to hear from you and Nealey most everything I do are as you say I make em up.
Fred, I'm so glad Occhio is successfully reprogrammed - and this is certainly a time when an untruth (saying there is nothing of value on Mars) is justifiable. Your "purple mountains majesty" pastel is beautiful - again, no fear of color! And "Shutdown," with its bare tree and fallow field, is an accurate representation of current events.
Shelley, so interesting to see your pastel roses. I like it and think it shows you definitely have an artistic eye. So glad you matted it, too. I would love to see more of your "traditional" art.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
very interesting set of work for the September Challenge...thanks for making the effort to host and producing the Gallery. I am sorry I missed commenting on some of them due to being otherwise occupied with family matters.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Fred, I like your shutting down with the tree having lost it's leaves, lovely flow with this one as if it is blowing in the wind. Your Majestic Mountains have lovely colours. Marsha, great name.
Shelley, so glad you got your pastels out and gave them a try. This looks so fresh and pretty with your colour choices.
I am off on our holiday that had been postponed during the summer. So finally getting away. My husband is disappointed that the Navel Museum is not open because of the Governments shut down. I'm sure there will be plenty of things to do just not his reason for going there. I keep wondering if we should go, there has been so many obstacles you start to wonder if there is a greater power saying don't go. I will try and keep up when I have access to the internet.