Thanks to everyone for the nice comments about my graphite "Grandpa and Baby" and my pastel "Pheasant". The Pheasant was special to me because my dad used to love to hunt them and he was able to make a special trip to Kansas to do just that after his retirement. Sadly he is no longer with us but I have that special memory of the joy he achieved during that hunt and many others with his dog Sport.
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Thanks everyone about the comments about the ink and pastel tree. Everyone is doing a fine job this month. Matter a fact they do it every month. Keep up the good work.
Had so much fun with the tree I thought I would do another with one of the horses and the barn. Ink and pastel. Ink first then adding pastel after the drawing. To me it is like adding blush after putting on your foundation makeup. LOL.
Sorry forgot to put in the picture.
Hello again artist friends,
I hope this will fit into the January challenge even if I do not have a surfer....yet.LOL
I really miss the ocean and its breeze...
A wonderful night to you all!
comments and critiques are always welcomed
I will follow you...
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hello Cristina,......unusual viewpoint, full of movement....did you imagine it all???
Hello ED (Liz),
another ink/pastel...very pleasing to the eye.
Sarah, I missed you watercolour of the indian wood carving, it is beautiful!!!
Jan, I like your pheasant, very interesting how you combined the two mediums.
Liz both of your ink, pastel paintings are lovely, my favorite is the tree.
Cristina, the ozean breeze came right at me looking at your painting.,
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I did a few changes to the horse. There just didn't seem to have any spunk or pop or something ( I have no artist chatter words to describe) But here it is what do you think? Did I make a mistake?
Liz, I really like your style and technique on the horse and barn in the snow. It would be fantastic for book illustrations. Your update shows darker images which stand out more. I like the horse and the tree is very well done. Your ink is strong. Is it a felt point pen like a Sharpie?
Cristina, what a wonderful painting of the restless sea. I absolutely love the textures of the water moving and splashing. The starfish is great and the birds are like a surprise because you don't see them instantly since they blend with the sea a little. This is creative and beautiful.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Yes it is a sharpie pen. I am trying to fit in some art even though I have only about 28" square of work space. It has turned cool down here and I don't think I can paint out side. I seem to only have time after 8 o'clock to do anything. My husband is like a running hound dog after a rabbit never wanting to stay still and let me paint.
Sarah, Claudia and Sam I appreciate a lot your lovely comments and suggestions!
Sarah, I had a photo reference for that ''viewpoint'', it looked interesting and dreamy for me, and the rest just came out from my mind...
Liz, you are doing such a great job with the sharpie pen, this is lovely, too! Beautiful!
Liz I don't see anything wrong with your drawing of the horse except possibly the ears are a little small and it looks like something is hanging out his butt.
The horses head gets lost in the barn because there isn't enough contrast. The basic form of the horse and the barn is very good. I think if you woul use a more forgiving medium you would have been happier.
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