Marsha, it didn't take you long to get the hang of pastels. The water and rocks in this painting are excellent. I like the drama in the sky, too.
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Nice painting. I just wish we were a little closer in so you could see the buildings better. I find myself wondering what is going on up there. Strawberries and bass sounds pretty good. I am not to much on wine but to each their own. Nice job.
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Thank you Sam and Geri,
Geri, that is the mystery.... we were in a boat pretty far from where the house was. this is just the way I remember it, there was a house and some out buildings . the livermore hills were golden and they had some stands of trees for wind breaks. The Hetchy Hetchy is part of the San Francisco water system. each resevoir had its own caretakers. no public was really allowed on any of the properties unless you knew someone.... we were lucky that one time. Oh there was some beer on the boat too.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Alas Marsha Doc said no more alcohol consumption so I have gave up the demon rum ( except for a cup or so of Merlot that might fall into my chuck roast when I cook it.)
Great job on this Marsha, I think you have the learning curve under control,I'll try to do the same
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Well since Thurs. is the big day I tried to to make the good wife a card. It isn't my best work by a long shot. I tried to make it like it was a doodle like you used to put on your notebook in school. I had to do this while she was not around so that it would be a surprise and I should have given myself more time. Here it is for what its worth.
It is 8 x 10 ink,watercolor, and charcoal on bristol and tissue paper
Nice card Geri I'm sure she will love it . I received my Mungvo pastel's and Canson paper today and I combined the last 3 FB winter barn challenges and came up with this lot's of fun but I sure do have a lot to learn
GERI - I agree with Fred, she'll love it! It's always more special to make a card. Your background could be from a zentangle.
FRED - Exciting that you are enjoying your new pastels and paper already. Like Christmas when that pkg. comes. You're going to town with your trees - nice. Some good perspective here. Besides having the black dwindle to less to show distance, you may think of adding some cool color as an aerial persp. technique - and possibly even try creating your own darks vs. the stock black since you're getting good at mixing.
Fred nice painting. I love the softness of it almost like a watercolor. The only advice I can offer is that your road is very interesting and your eye wants to follow it. If it would have curved more to toward the barn your eye would follow the road to the barn making a more interesting composition. You do a nice job with the pastels. They are too messy for me. I would have them on every thing in the house and every place else. nice job.
Fred, glad to hear you got your pastels. I see you used the rough side of the cranson. Love the way you see your colors. looks to me that its a very warm day, the bear is standing in the only shade he can find. the country dirt road goes on over the hill past one of the old stock barns going to the ranch house. The only thing I can comment on is the shadow on the road, it should be on the other side according to the shadows from the barn and the tree. love the sky as usual. The more you lay down the pastel, the easier it will be to smooth it out. keep layering. also, Sam uses color shapers and I got a couple of them they are very handy... you can find them also in the sculpture area of the art store.
Geri, nice card....You have an eye on things....
I went to the Artist Guild Mixer last night, what a fun night and meeting sooooo many artists of all genres...about 80. Everyone showing their art. I won the door prize a $35.00 gift certificate to a local Art Store, I am jazzed....