Christine: come on I dare you...... tee hee.... go gal....!!
Sammy: I am so happy the gel worked for you. Thank you for your suggestions. I will look into them....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
what about Conte a' paris pastels?
I got some Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils, but what to do ????? with them....
Hi Sandi, well, I’ve taken pencil to paper! Today I blocked out a 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” drawing of a detail of the nativity scene Marsha posted and will execute it in watercolor pencil and possibly gouache (sketch below). Although I’ve been consumed with a consulting project for the last month, I hope to finish this tomorrow or the next day. Also, I took my Christmas cards to all of you out of the mail and redid them with a different drawing because my polar bear colors just wouldn’t print well. (Of course, part of not printing well was due to not using bright white paper—thank you, Sam, for your tip on that!)
Catherine! Did you know your cardinal is on the home page of Artist Daily in a rotating box on the upper left side??? Way to go!!!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Fred, there's more to you than meets the bear eye! Seriously, the bristle pine painting is lovely, soft colors and an impressionist approach.
Carherine, you completely captured the wooden Santa and the water wash was very effective. LOTS of personality and expression!
Marsha, I'm sorry you're not feeling well. On the OP front, I use Holbeins too and love them.
Sam, I went into the garage tonight to get out some Christmas ornaments and found some of my husbands old art stuff from years ago and I found two boxes of oil pastels, never used... brand new... one is Grumbacher, the other is Pentel oil pastels.... really old, with cheap prices. anyone know anything about these? I found some tubes of acrylic and all kinds of things... Merry Christmas Marsha!!!!
Marsha, a treasure trove in the garage! Good for you! I bet those same supplies are a lot more expensive now!
Alex, how clever of you to zero in on the mother and child. The drawing is excellent. I'm eager to see the finished product.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
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Hi All- Sammy's demo on a rose is legendary among OP artists at the time,. If you can get her instruction, keep it or if not try to get it. I learned to paint flowers by watching her and also from her instructive comments.
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
Hi everyone, I've wanted to participate in these threads for a while, I've always enjoyed looking through them.
Here's my attempt at the bottle, I got sort of frustrated with this and it was late, so I haphazardly painted a lot of it (hence the bad lines for the screen and the scratchy bottle), I realized halfway through the the reference photo has pretty difficult lighting (at least for me). It was fun though! I think I might try to tackle the squirrel or one of the landscapes next, is it OK to do more than one per month? Hope everyone is having a nice December.
9x12" Acrylic on board...sorry for the photo quality, just using a cell phone camera
Hello, Everyone. I've been lurking and looking at all of your challenges for the past couple of months, and two of the photos this month have inspired me. I will post when I have something done. Until then, Cheers to you all!
Jordan, welcome aboard. It is always delightful to have new people join us. I looked at your bio page and must agree with your statement, "Art is hard." That it is. There is a lot to learn and you've come to the right place.
You did a good job with the candle in the bottle. It definitely looks like glass since you used bright white highlights and nice darks. Most new artists are afraid of the darks and paint everything in middle values. Your values on the bottle are good. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Suzette, welcome aboard to you, also. I looked at your bio and am envious of your position as park ranger. What an interesting job. I also looked at your posted paintings and have to tell you that the owl is wonderful. Is it a Great Horned Owl? You will probably be posting lots of nature and wildlife paintings. Can't wait to see them.
JRDN: I would hang this on my wall any day. I love it. I was surely hoping someone would tackle this one and you did an outstanding job. What is your name? and welcome to our little neck of the woods.