I could of swore I saw a photo of these ducks this month. I must have seen it on another month. If I did I am sorry. Everyones doing such a good job of painting. I love them all.
Liz, ducks on a pond certainly fits in with our 'dog days of summer' theme. I don't know anything at all about pastel pencils, so I can't comment on technique. However, it is a good drawing (no surprise there!) and I particularly like the way the branches of the trees droop down and are reflected. Very pretty reflections and colors in the water.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Quick Note: I'm setting up the August Challenge #34 Gallery. I should have week one posted soon.
Rather than paint the three adult pigs, I've painted a curious piglet. It is 5" x 5" and done in watercolor pencils and gouache on hot-pressed paper.
Sarah, your painting of the countryside and windmills is beautiful
Joseph I especially like the water and shadows on your painting of the surfer. Great job and welcome.
Bonnie a fabulous drawing of the sunflower. I look forward to seeing the painting.
Liz, the ducks on the pond is very nice. I haven't worked with pastel pencils. I agree with Alex the reflections are very pretty.
Alex, your piglet is adorable. You sure captured the curious look of the piglet.
C&Cs always welcome
Sheila, the Gallery looks just super! It is so inspiring to see all of the wonderful art posted together. Thank you for posting it.
Liz - Great work on the ducks. They look like they're having a lazy summer day paddling around. Nice reflection.
Alex - LOVE the piget. Soooo cute!!! You captured the softness of this little guy nicely. (BTW, I didn't get the piglet in week one gallery post, but will have it in week two)
August Challenge #34 Gallery - week one is posted. It includes artwork posted on pages 1-9 in the challenge thread.
Harvesting here too...can you imagine what it is like when those enormous binders etc. are driven down our very narrow village streets? I have to sometimes take refuge inside someones garden to avoid being flattened as there isn't enough space. Our streets were meant for horses, carts and small tractors!!!
Watercolour on HP paper.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
Hello Alex.......is this Miss Piggy before she grows up into a Muppet...nice soft touch for a young animal.
Hello ED...pastel pencil work looks as if it might be your media...lovely sketch with movement and reflections
Bless it little heart. This is adorable Alex.
Karen, Sheila, Liz and Sarah, thank you for your kind comments on the piglet (Sarah, LOL!).
Sarah, I like the way you've suggested the harvest scene rather than painting every iota of it. I wish I had the gift for that kind of restraint - very artistic.
Alexandra Spencer thanks for welcoming me, style is developed in continuous pen strokes and color to the shadows and volume to the image on cotton paper
BJ Bailey thanks for welcoming me, sure that I will continue showing and seeing all the works in the exposed group.
Hearadh not wrong giving me your perception on the design of the surfboard, almost always try to leave my work details that make them unique, the image shows the surfer holding surfboard backwards, I like the viewer to see the details leave it to consciousness.
Liz, good job with your ducks in the pond. I especially like the different colours in the water, with the reflections and ripples around the ducks.
Alex, great little pink piglet. So soft and cute. You just want to pick her up.
Sarah, love your harvest watercolour. You have captured lots of interesting textures. I enjoyed looking close at the buildings and farm structures. A very nice painting.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Sheila and Karen, thank you for commenting. I agree the bottom leaf should be shaded a little more. I checked out the gallery Sheila and it looks great.