Thank you Marsh for your encouraging comments. I was experimenting with the coloured pencils and the paper. It did hold the medium but still seems to be showing through. It might have been better with a darker background. Always lots to learn.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Bonnie, your colored pencil picture of the mother waiting at home is charming. Even if her head is a little bit large, she has such a welcoming expressing on her face and you captured the cinder block home with the large pots and plants just perfectly.
Marsha, I like both versions of the one-room schoolhouse and can't choose a favorite. But, I think the red door is a great addition! Plus, I think you did a great job of portraying what is really counter-intuitive - the disproportionately large cupola.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi all, The bears had a day off yesterday cause Ruthie and me went drinking and dancing but their back learning today
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Thank you Alex. I thought at first I was messing it up with the size of the cupola, that is why I called it a church... its bigger than the front door. must have a lot of bells in the bellfry...... tee hee... or bats....
Bonnie, sometimes I use colored paper for my background so it can show through and become part of my medium value, it works for pastel as well. I will post an example on Chatter as it the subject doesn't have anything to do with school...
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Hi all, WOW It's happening 11x14 watercolor with gesso and gel using mostly patette knife
Thank you Alex for you very nice comments.
Fred, love your bears with the sheep. The white sheep look very good with the black bears. Very nice.
Hi all, These will be the last of my Bears in college series
Life is Like A Box of Crayon's.....comes in all shapes,sizes,colors,melt,can be used by all, breakable and creative. 5 x 7 watercolor abstract. I love this group and have missed not being a part of it.
HELLO Susanrae... you have been missed... I JUST LOVE THE CREATIVITY OF THIS.... you really had your thinking cap on. I recently made my own heat glass to try out something, and accidently left a colored pencil sitting on it and when I came back I saw the tip melted onto the glass..... I should have thought of it as a happy accident, but instead I was upset that I mess up my pencil.... I love what you did with this one. did you use crayons or what indeed melt them? GREAT JOB!
Thanks Marsha, I hesitated to post my crayons, a bit to wild.! I honestly tried to copy the challenge photo but just couldn't, abstract took over ;o) I love the paintings that has been posted, IMPRESSIVE group of artist here.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen, you are so very talented, Thank you and I hope that I can return and be a part. I love this forum and have not been able to participate in past few months. Take care.
Hi all I am final back. I have been t Friendship, In. all last week running a shooting range at the national muzzle loading championships. It wore me out. I see everybody has been busy. Fred got his bears through college. They must be smart bears. I recall that it took me a little longer than that. Marshas has ben giving Alex a little tutoring and Alex has picked up on it very well.
Asusanrac I have said before I don't care much for abstract works. Yours I like because it has familiar objects, a lot of color and interesting angels. Well done
Bonnie your mother waiting shows how motherhood is the same in all cultures.
Marsha your Water soluble graphite has worked out nice the red door really makes it.
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Jen, I missed commenting on your "king of the class" drawing. He has such a sweet, hopeful expression on his face.
Fred, the "bears go to school" is one of your most endearing series. And, I like that you got some current social commentary in about education funding. I do apologize - just realized that I've sometimes called Minnie Ruthie by mistake!
Susan Rae, so nice to see you and your charming, whimsical painting of the crayons. I love the way you applied the water colors thickly so they resembled melted crayons.