Fred, this is a wonderful pastel of the recently-identified Undulatus Asperatus cloud formation. You captured how strange and almost frightening these formations look, and having the tops of the trees bend suggests wind gusts or an approaching storm.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Just a quick reminder as the month draws to a close, the June Challenge includes use of your own photos of the outdoors or of travel ...
I never did go back and finish up what I started on the nasturtium blossom but I did start a smaller one - I'm gonna work on finishing it up tomorrow - - maybe I will actually get at least one in before the new challenge comes up - - that may be a first for me!!
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
Holly, I'd love to see it no matter when you finish it. The photo of that blossom just seemed to lend itself to artistic interpretation.
Geri, my consulting partner loves your interpretation of Blues Man. He says "Dexter Morton, Round Midnight."
OH my gosh Fred, I didn't hear from you when I sent you those pictures but I am so happy you did get them and thpought enough to use them... I was amazed when I saw and read about them. I think you captured them beautifully. and I can see that is is causing one of the bears some concert as we should all be concerned. This can't be Bennie as he is on Saturns Moon.... Could this be his cousin? and I'm glad you said "first attempt" as you may have more.l don't forget the others.....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Sarah, such a beautiful Bird. very regal looking.
Christina (ChristinaEvans), congratulations on being featured in the Week in Review as Artist Daily's "Artist of the Week." Especially nice that they featured one of your beloved horses!
Liz (E.D.), thanks for catching that and posting a note about it.
Sarah, love your Goshawk. His piercing eye and powerful beak and talons are great. You have portrayed him very well.
Fred, wonderful sky. The colours are fantastic, warm but threating. A very nice painting.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Here is a sketch that I added w/c pencil to of the humming bird. It is on 110 lb. sketchbook paper 5x7.
Bonnie, this is beautiful! Two things jump out - the translucent look of the wings and the glittery look you captured of the throat and abdomen. Wow.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Alexandra, thank you, I also told E.D. that I didn't even know of it! I was trying to figure out how to see what they had chosen and I found your email here. BTW, which horse painting was chosen?!
Hello to all...am in a hurry as the builders are back for a couple of hours......but I did want to thank ALL who commented on the Goshawk and what a contrast mine is to Bonnies Humdinger of a humming bird.
Fred...scorched earth policy. Hot stuff!
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please