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J.V.Schaffer wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 7:30 AM

A very nice abstracted landscape ? Fred  any way I think so the sky is gorgious

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Kim513 wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 7:46 AM

Jim, Jen, Geri, and Marsha - Thank you for your kind words on my lotus ptg..

Marsha, you are so fortunate to have a couple ponds to paint right in your back yard! Have you done many ptgs. based on this?

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on 17 Jan 2013 1:16 PM

Hi Marsha, I apologize for the delay in getting this posted. Some people will recognize it, as it was posted earlier in this forum's history. This is one of my oil pastels, and shows a couple of types of applications. The parts that look like watercolors are done with oil pastels combined with Turpenoid - I think it is what Sam called NMS.- I can't find her post at the moment. The parts of this where you can see the thin strokes of OP on the grainy surface of the paper (her hair, for example, or the highlights on the valentine) are undiluted OPs applied to the paper. The original painting was about 5" x 5" on Wallis OP paper (i gave it to a friend, so have only the digiital version). Looking at it today I can see that I was working on trying to put more contrasting values in paintings. Having said all this, my list of projects includes doing an OP painting using my fingers and the tool that Sam described to blend the colors and using more thorough coverage as she does. I want to have as much versatility as possible.

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C. Brown wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 1:22 PM

Alex the pinks in this are so rich looking. Very beautiful!

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Kim513 wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 3:17 PM

Alex - This is so sweet. Good use of repeating colors too to harmonize.

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on 17 Jan 2013 3:39 PM

Alex, I still like this lovely valentine.   Catherine noted how rich the pinks are.  That's one of the beauties of oil pastels.  They are very vibrant and rich in color.  I refer to Turpenoid as solvent.  Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) is also a solvent.  I rarely use either one and when I do I call it solvent.

Marsha, you can buy single clay shapers in dark gray at Dick Blick.  Just do a search for double-sided clap shapers or even just clay shapers.  The prices for each range from $9.44 to 15.56.  I tried to copy and paste the picture of them and the price list but Artist Daily didn't accept the copy.  If you can't find them, I can photograph mine and send you the stock numbers.

And, yes, I am jealous that you have pond lilies and koi in your backyard.  Both are great subjects for paintings. 

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Turps245 wrote
on 17 Jan 2013 8:17 PM
Alex, I remember her. Such a delicate painting. I don't how you guys manage that OP so well. SAMMY, yes the Chelsey Flower Show is a huge yearly affair in London. Acres of flower displays.I have never been but my Mum went. Big crowds lots of walking awesome displays. The sun has been shinning the last couple of days and I got out to my art group today. I started a pastel of my latest smiley grandson. I think I finally got a close likeness. Will look at it again on Saturday before I start putting in colour. I forgot to photograph it though.

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bernof wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 9:02 AM

A beautiful painting Alex,love it

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J.V.Schaffer wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 11:16 AM

Alex I remember you posting this before I'm glad you posted it again the techniche is worth reading for me, the painting is excellent too

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bernof wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 11:34 AM

Hi all, On a little people kick using graphitint water soluble colored pencils 11x14 140# arches CP

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Berkenstock wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 12:28 PM

A party in the woods.  I guess I wasn't invited I am hurt.  Oh well I guess you can't go to all of them.  One question Are the Smaller figures pixies or elves.  I would say pixies since they are smaller than a leprechaun.  Nice work.

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Berkenstock wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 12:30 PM

This always reminded me of antique cards Alex.  Very well done.

 

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bernof wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 3:30 PM

Sorry Geri but I wasn't invited either maybe next time however this little fellow was invited to join the bear family for dinner 11x14 W/C I call this Honey We Have Company

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Turps245 wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 3:44 PM
Fred, your paintings just make me smile. You are such a fun guy! Your bears and lephrecorns are just having a high old time just partying around!!:)

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Berkenstock wrote
on 18 Jan 2013 4:04 PM

I hope they are having Irish StewBig Smile

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