Sorry everybody ,I could not participate much this month.
but still today morning i anyhow managed to make this hope you all like this.
Acrylic On Paper 9 x 7inch
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Shameer this is super beautiful. lovey work, the sky is absolutely amazing....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Shameer, it is so nice to see you! I love the silhouettes of the people watching Nature's grand display in the sky, and the sky itself is glorious - fabulous colors.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hello, our theme this month is school days, but I've taken the liberty of portraying a 10- or 12-year-old girl who should have been in school. She was photographed in 1908 by Lewis Wickes Hine in the textile mill where she worked. This is a 5" x 7" water-soluble graphite and pencil drawing on 140-pound hot-pressed paper.
Shameer what a dramatic ski very pretty.
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Alex you have taken off with your new pencils. Just like yo were born with them. A very dramatic portrait. The only negative thing I see is your signature. Where it is at it keeps drawing your eve over to it to see what is coming in from the side very nice otherwise.
Alex, this is great. I was looking at it and thought it looks like a black and white photo which is what you are portraying. And thought provoking, things have certainly changed for the better especially for women. Very well done.
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Shameer, I have to agree it is a wonderful and striking sky and the two people just add to the drama. Nice One!
Alex, this is a lovely soft portrait of the girl. One has to wonder what her life was like. Such a sweet face.
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Geri, Bonnie, and Jen, thank you for your very supportive comments about my drawing of the mill girl. The photographs of children working in that era are very moving and I know it still goes on in many parts of the world. The education of children shown in Kim's photos helps them avoid that fate. Geri, good point about the signature - thank you.
I am sorry..... but although I agree with the comments re Shameer's work it surely should be in Chatter?
I agree with Alex's comments re. education.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Alex. wonderful work with the water soluble (WS) graphite. I knew you would like working with that media. The little mill girl is very dynamic and pops right out , also love the pattern in her dress and her eyes are beautiful looking right at me. My mother worked the fields, but managed to finish her education.
Sarah, I agree with you about what belongs in chatter..... I forgot where I was when I commented.... maybe they were learning about the stars.... and the galaxy.
Marsha, if memory serves me, I bought the water-soluble graphite after you used it because it looked intriguing, so thank you for the great tip. It is lovely to use with a brush and in the stick form. I'm pleased that you like the results.
Very interesting about your mother - she must have had a ton of determination. A 75-year-old friend and I were talking recently about our grandmothers, both of whom went to 'normal schools' and then taught school - and how unusual it was for women in that generation to be educated. I remember being told by my high-school guidance counselor that I had two career choices: to be a teacher or a nurse.
Apologies to all - I undoubtedly should have posted the mill girl in Chatter but was struck by the fact that today she would have been a schoolgirl.
Hi to All! Here is my months challenge I'm adding my granddaughters 1st day of school and trying on backpacks the night before with little brother Mason. Madison was so excited to go. She 3 years old in the picture and today is her 4th birthday.
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Joyce Lydia, Madison and Mason are as cute as buttons! Totally adorable.
Shameer, very dramatic sunset.
Alex, this medium suits you well. I like your soft style alot.
Joyce Lydia,yes, they look excited about school,very cute.
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