I started following the photo challenge in November and had started a picture when it was over and December's started. I continued to work on the piece and will try and post here even though it is for November. This is the Christmas Balls done in pastel. It was fun to do and I love the forum, very inspiring. I will also try and add to this the sketch from the December Challenge. It was a challenge and lots of fun. I have really enjoyed everone's posts. Bonnie
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Wow! So many new artists and new drawings and paintings!
*Jen..You latest hand drawing is very very good! Mine? uh uh uh....dog ate it. Yeah that's it the dog ate it ;)
* Fred... Your bristle pines are great!
*Bonnie...The ornaments and hand with the cookie cutter are very well done! Welcome to the forum!
*Paul...I love your squirrel drawing and welcome to you also.
*Susan..The ornament with the Holy Family is just beautiful! What a great idea!
I hope I didn't miss anyone's newest painting/drawings.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
WOW...this is very good Bonnie
Welcome Paul and Bonnie
your squirrel is great Paul the eyes seem like a 3d movie they give it dimension
Susan your ornament is just beautiful and still signiturely abstracted in the BG
your bucket and hand drawing are both first class Bonnie
Jim C&C welcomed
Bonnie, welcome to the All Media Reference Photo forum. We have a great group and are always glad to have new members. The copper pots look shiny and 3D as do the ornaments. I love the shadow/reflection of the copper pots on the wooden table. I took that photograph in a recreation center and the table was against a very textured wall in a neutral color. You captured that wall perfectly. Well done.
The little hand cutting cookie dough is excellent. You captured the gesture of pressing down on the cookie cutter. Hands are so difficult but you did a good job on this one.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
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Jen C & C's always welcome
I've been out of touch for two days and amazing things are happening right here....
first of all Jen I knew we weren't imagining things. magic appeared SUSAN beautiful
The ornament with the nativity is beautiful... what a great idea for that photo....
PAUL: amazing job on the squirrel especially with the color wash. I just love it. the texture of the stump looks really 3D, I really like your work.
BONNIE: Welcome Welcome.. my my great minds do think alike. you and I chose the same pieces to paint. I love your work, I love the shiny of the buckets and ornaments and your hand with the cookie cutter is terrific. I would look forward to more from you as well.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
I bit off waymore than I can chew this time but I had to try
James that is really really a great job!
Thanks catherine, I only hope Albrecht can forgive me
This is great James and does not look at all like more than you could chew. Bonnie
James all I can say is WOW. Is this a charcoal drawing on glue paper or is it a painting. Its hard to tell.
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Thank you Bonnie and Geri I appreciate your encouriging comments more than you can realize I was really hesitant about trying to repro this
Geri I used sketching pencils on printer paper with a blending gidget [whatever it's called] that came with the set