Alex, sorry to be late in replying, but your G. buds are perfect - colors are just right and fresh.
Joyce Lydia, good to hear from you, though too bad you are not able to try out a chall. this month. I can imagine your style on more than one.
Karen, I know exactly how you feel about having time. I didn't make it in time for last month, but still hold out hope to get something done belatedly. May have time on this end before the end of this month, tho it's never easy.
Denis, very colorful and creative rendition of the old school house. Good for you!
Kim T (Kim513)
Alex ~ I like your wc geraniums. Did you apply a wet brush to the tips of the pencils to pick up colors with the brush? I'm not well versed in wc pencils. :( I agree with what Jen said about maybe "pushing your darks". Beautiful color choices!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Hello Denis ~ Your School Days oil painting is sweet! I like the composition and the colors remind me of fall.
Dennis, What a perfect painting for school days! It really captures school playtimes. Welcome to our groups and I hope you post more of your work.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Kim and Nealey, thank you for your comments on my geranium buds. I ran the wet brush over the tips of the pencils for intense color and for paler color ran the wet brush over some scribbles on a piece of scratch paper.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Sarah, nice how you interpret you thoughts in your abstract of the birdpump. I like the water drops and the warm and cold colours you choose.
Alex, your flower drawings always turn out great, your geranium buds are no exception
Dennis, welcome . Very nice joyful and colorful schoolpainting.
C&C always welcome
5x7 Sketch in Sketch book. Pencil drawing. The little girl on the left didn't stand a chance when the girl on the right looked like she was about to cry. Would have liked to captured the full upper lip of the one on the left without making her look like she had a mustache so didn't try too hard. Thank you for such lovely photo's.
E. D. - I am so impressed! This is likely my favorite so far of your work - outstanding job. Their expressions are priceless and you've captured them so well. Hope to see more!
Denis Nice painting of the schoolhouse. Great impressionism.
Elizabeth. You captured the girls emotion. Great job.
C&Cs always welcome
I would like to know what you think of the sketch in color. I used Prismacolor pencils to add the color. I can not mix the pencils together to obtain the skin color so I use different pencils in different spots to obtain the skin color. I used the light green over the red like you do in acrylics but they didn't mend well together they still obtained their separate colors. I do like to use the pencils when I am sketching but not to do major work. Elizabeth 5x7 sketch.
Liz, your portraits are always a treat. You did a lovely job of portraying the two young girls. I haven't used colored pencils but there are several people in this group including Sam, Marsha, and Sarah who use them to layer colors. So, perhaps one of them can advise you.
After painting the geranium buds, I wanted to do another one to "push the darks" as several of you recommended. Here is my attempt at that. Approximately 4" x 4" on 140-pound hot-pressed paper with WC pencils ...
Kim, thank you very much for your comment on the second geranium bud. I prefer the second one and am having fun learning to paint wet-on-wet.
Liz I can't imagine how difficult it is to use color pencil on such an intricate portrait. Great job.
Alex I love the deeper colors on the bud.
Liz, your sketch of the girls is great. Love the expressions you captured in their eyes and mouths. I'm not sure which one I like better, both are very nice. I downloaded a coloured pencil instruction document. They used a white pencil (and there is also one with no colour) to blend colours, it does lighten but you can go back over it with more colour if needed. There is also a blending tool that I believe has alcohol that works if the pencils are wax based. However, I like your sketches with colour as they appear as a sketch and not a painting.
Alex, nice that you tried a new bud with some darker darks. I'm not sure which one I like better but the choice is up to you. Now that you have tried it you have a reference to work from. Good for you to keep working on this.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated