Fred: Very nice painting, I wish we had water here.... only in Lake Mead and its lower elevation than the Bristle Cone Pines. They grow where it is desolate.... poor things... Although the Joshua Trees are in a lower elevation and include the burros and wild horses.. which are amazing to see.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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James: no problem with the card. we love you anyway...
Everyone: I sent my card out today, open carefully......
Joyce: I received your card, thank you ever so much
Tonight is the start of Hanukkah to those that celebrate, Happy Hanukkah.....
just for kicks I want to show you a couple of pictures..... I have seen this herd so many times I have a lot of video of them....this is in the Joshua trees.
and I had to throw in this one just for Fred.... This is Red Rock Canyon just 17 miles from me... sorry maybe I shouldn't post this... but..... can't hep it....
FRED: you brought back memories...
Jordan- Nice landscape and I think your painting is cool enough since the sky is cool and so are the mountains in the background. Your Pine tree has warm branches and some cool leaves. The snow consists of blue shadows peppered with green and yellow ochre. Colorwise, it has pretty cool palette with bits and pieces of warm to contrast it. I think this is a nice painting.
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Fred- Way to go, another nice serious painting. You balance the warm and cool colors nicely. The sky also carried both cool and warm. Love the snow as usual.
Wait a minute I just notices the three red birds and they are Cardinals! How clever of you. This is another one that should be framed.
Catherine- I think you are drinking more than whiskey, Oh, I am kidding too. I am not selling anything of mine under $5.00. Maybe that was someone else, not me. My little piece of Miniatures sold for three digit dollars and the figure in the front is not number 1. This year my price is double higher b/c it's my second year of Exhibition and I feel I have more experience with the traditional painting of miniatures. That is o.k for a mix-up, it can happen. I just thought I should straighten it out.
Marsha- Nice photos of Joshua trees and Horses and Donkies. I love horses but never try painting donkies. I have been to Joshua tree National Park and was in awe of it. I still have my photos with the trees somewhere.
Fred, another serious painting. I like the Bristle trees and the stream in the background. The cardinals seem to be enjoying a lovely, snowy day.
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Marsha, real nice photos of the wild horses and mules. How wonderful to see those in the wild. The Red Rock Canyon is perfect for Fred. Such stately rock formations.
Jordan, I knew there is a wonderful thread somewhere that deals with painting trees. I just haven't had the time to look for it until now. It's in the Oil Pastel forum on Wet Canvas but it applies to all art media. This is about technique.
I'm going to spell out the link since Artist Daily won't let this go through if I type in the link. Go to www(dot)wetcanvas(dot)com. At the top of the page you'll find "Channels." Scroll down to Oil Pastel and click on it then click on Go. In the column on the left click on Oil Pastel Library. Then click on Oil Pastel Techniques. In that forum click on Painting Foreground Trees (long, many images). I think this thread will help anyone in any medium with painting trees. Enjoy!
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James don't feel bad about the card exchange. We still love you and wish you a very Happy Chrismas and healthy New Year. These things are for mutual fun and no way an obligation nor should it be.
Marsha, Great photos of the red cliffs and four legged friends. How nice to be able to see all of them up close and personal. thanks for sharing. you have probably inspired Fred again!
There are some really good references on soft pastel on Pastel Talk om WEt Canvas. How to get started in pastels is a huge post with a ton of info it will take several readings. Lots of people there to answer questions and very helpful.
Well without the benifit of alcohol I worked some more on the hands. I think the problem is they are too small and I can't or don't have the skill to do the detail on such small fingures. I have probably done as much as I can on this drawing. I may have a go at the single hand and see if that goes better or worse then I will have a stiff drink!
10x8 in my sketchbook with pencil.
Jen, good sketch of the kneading hands. The hand closest to us is looking terrific. One can see that she is pressing down on the dough. I think that you got the thumb too long on the other hand. Nonetheless, you did a bang up job on this very difficult subject.
Jen: Yea you are sticking to it.... much better. now put the two side by side and see what you see. eyeball all the elements against each other...measure each joint and diget, wrist apron and see where each element lies in conjunction with each other.... I'm glad you didn't give up.... Now that you know the piece its a go, If it were me I would now start over and try one more time with what you learned from this one. I have done that many times... I'm sooooo glad you didn't quit..... I agree with Sam you are doing a bang up job....
Hahaha! I love that picture of the donkies! One of them looks like he's singing.