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Pastel Painting => Pastel Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: Win on August 08, 2017, 02:17:13 PM

Title: Small Quick Pastel painting
Post by: Win on August 08, 2017, 02:17:13 PM
After I had struggled with a class and was feeling temporarily artistically challenged  :eyesclosed: I decided to just do a small quick pastel painting, I just let it evolve as I went along.  I did feel a little better but Im not sure Im cut out for landscapes.

Title: Re: Small Quick Pastel painting
Post by: EmmaLee on August 08, 2017, 04:11:40 PM
I know how struggling with a painting can really bring down confidence. I actually think you should do more landscapes. The clouds look very well done and the lighting on the trees is wonderful! Good job!
Title: Re: Small Quick Pastel painting
Post by: Happychappy on August 08, 2017, 04:44:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A good job with the pastels Win.  Your clouds are excellent as Emma Lee said. Perhaps a lighter reflection of them in the water would brighten up the painting and hopefully restore your confidence for you are a good artist and you are not alone, for we all have those "down" days.


Patricia
Title: Re: Small Quick Pastel painting
Post by: Val on August 08, 2017, 05:00:42 PM
I'm not much cop for landscapes myself, I think you did a great job.  O0   Far better than my little go. One thing I have learned is when working on dark paper you need to push those brights a bit more.

Funny how I've always had to keep reminding myself to push the darks....now I have to push the lights!  :doh:

Great little painting Win, maybe just brighten up the sky reflection in the water a bit where the trees dip down?
Don't be down....you did great!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Small Quick Pastel painting
Post by: Win on August 10, 2017, 03:25:36 PM
 :thankyou: Emma Lee, Patricia and Val, I shall lighten up the water (which started out as a field but metamorphosed into a river  :whistle:) as suggested.