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Title: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Lisa gale on August 11, 2014, 01:19:16 PM
Well some of you know I hate to paint rocks , but look what I tried as an attempt without Dennis :2funny:
This is a small falls near Minnewaska NY.  It was located near a power plant that powered some beautiful cliff hotels.  The Mohonk house was the sister to Minnewaska which burnt to the ground many years ago. I went hiking with my daughter and took her off the beaten path.  It had been 30 years since I had been there as a child so it was really nice to visit the area. The water was low and this is the small fall. The larger fall we couldn't climb down from safely, but we did sit and watch a doe come down to the stream below for a drink.


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Post by: ncwren on August 11, 2014, 02:27:11 PM
This is really lovely Lisa.  :clap:
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Post by: Fiona on August 11, 2014, 03:00:41 PM
This is beautiful Lisa   :)
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 11, 2014, 04:00:57 PM
Beautifull painting Lisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on August 11, 2014, 05:25:54 PM
Beautiful painting Lisa.  Thanks for sharing your story.  I enjoyed it.   :)
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Post by: mea hamo pena on August 11, 2014, 10:06:42 PM
Lisa,

This is a lovely scene.  I can see why you wanted to share it with your daughter.  You captured it beautifully.

My only suggestion would be to make the top waterfall look less rectangular (boxy?) - kind of need a bit more curves coming down from the top of the falls (as in the photo).

Otherwise, I could sit and look at it all day.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on August 12, 2014, 03:28:53 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifully painted Lisa.    Patricia
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 12, 2014, 04:21:16 AM
Wonderful job, Lisa! Nice reflections. The rocks look great!
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Post by: Lisa gale on August 12, 2014, 03:45:27 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Natalie,Fiona,Danielle,Deborah,Patricia,Christina and Mea. 
It really is hard to train your eye to see things the right way.  It's much easier to follow along with Dennis or Nolan!  It's a little scary posting sometimes because I am surrounded by so much talent on this forum but  if I don't post then I won't get the help I need to improve.  So thank you all again.

Mea I think you wanted me to round out the cliff on the left of the waterfall, it looked pretty square.  I  rounded it a little, I also added shadows under the bushes and darkened some of the other shadows.  I think it looks better.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on August 12, 2014, 03:50:21 PM
Lisa Gale,

This is more natural-looking now.  I've learned to not be afraid to post something because we all feel the same way - we can only get better when someone gives us a suggestion to make a painting look better.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on August 12, 2014, 04:59:55 PM
Well done, keep it up :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Judylh on August 12, 2014, 05:29:49 PM
WOW just beautiful! I love it!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on August 12, 2014, 05:57:04 PM
Awsome everything is beautifull,  i also like how you did the trees.
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Post by: Fiona on August 13, 2014, 01:37:37 AM
Much better Lisa  O0   :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Val on August 13, 2014, 05:14:41 AM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   Well done. I love the depth you have created in the pool.   O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lisa gale on August 17, 2014, 10:25:48 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Fiona, Danielle, Judy and Dennis.  I really appreciate everyone's input.  It really did improve the painting!!!!   It looks so much better.   
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Post by: Lisa gale on August 17, 2014, 10:33:16 AM
Shawangunk ridge is the mountain range I live on.  Last year my daughter and I hiked Moonbeams sanctuary.  A local teacher donated the land to share with the community.  It's hard to see the ridge, it's behind the trees lol.  I haven't done the woodland path lesson yet! I think it probably would be very helpful so I may try this again after taking the class.
 
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Post by: ncwren on August 17, 2014, 11:48:09 AM
Nice!
I would do the class and revisit this one-I think you can push some darks in there somewhere to bring out the light on the ground.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on August 17, 2014, 11:54:40 AM
Lisa,

The fall colors are so beautiful in this pastel.  The stone wall seems to grab too much attention, though, maybe darken it?

Like how you did the ruts from the tires, maybe some darker contrast along the edges of the ruts. 

This just so peaceful to look at.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Fiona on August 17, 2014, 12:03:12 PM
Nice painting Lisa   :) Love the wheel ruts and the autumn colours.

 agree with Natalie on re-visiting this one after doing the Woodland Path class - you will learn some valuable techniques which will stand you in good stead.

Mea has good suggestions on making the wall darker and the ruts as well - this will give more depth to them and give them a 3D quality as well.

Looking forward to seeing the improvements to an already good painting.
 
Cheers
Fi
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Post by: Val on August 18, 2014, 05:41:21 AM
Loving the light play in this! Brilliant (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   I wouldn't do much to the stone wall, possibly lighten it just a touch to set it back a bit from the trees. Agree the ruts/tracks leading in could take a little more definition, not too much. Beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lisa gale on August 24, 2014, 03:24:26 PM
Thanks everyone for your wonderful input.  I still haven't done the woodland path class but I did manage to catch the bridge class today so I will be working on this one shortly.
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Post by: Lisa gale on September 21, 2014, 08:47:53 AM
A request by hubby.  Paint a golf course.  We travelled to Arizona this summer and was able to squeak in a round of golf.  The Sedona golf course has some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen.  This is from the 10th tee.  This was just after we were soaked to the skin by a stray shower.  The clouds parted and the sun peaked through on cathedral rock and this is what we saw. 
. BTW it's a par 3
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Post by: ncwren on September 21, 2014, 02:08:48 PM
Beautiful! Not easy to capture those colors and make them look right.  O0
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Post by: jillh on September 21, 2014, 05:34:41 PM
Lisa it is beautiful.  Hubby must be thrilled! 
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Post by: Lisa gale on September 21, 2014, 06:48:23 PM
 Thank you Jill  and Natalie.   I wanted to cut the golf course off the bottom because I was really happy with the rocks.  I used some colors I hadn't expected to use, blues and purples, pinks and a whole bunch or oranges.   It wasn't until  I started using the blues and pinks that it really made the difference in the rocks.
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Post by: NHC50 on September 29, 2014, 06:12:31 AM
Way to go.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 29, 2014, 04:47:20 PM
Beautifull  :painting: Lisa  :yippee:
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Post by: dennis on September 29, 2014, 06:01:33 PM
Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on September 30, 2014, 08:25:22 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great paintings Lisa.   Patricia
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Post by: lynn p. on October 13, 2014, 03:28:26 PM
Lisa--I love this painting.  This is one of my favorite places on earth.  I used to hike in Sedona once a year and have been around Cathedral Rock a bunch.  You captured the shape and colors perfectly.  Actually, I have played golf on this course and it is stunning.  Wonderful job!!!
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Post by: Elizabeth on October 16, 2014, 04:28:35 AM
Lisa, just got the time to look at your posts. Beautiful pastel work. You can be real proud of all the lovely paintings!  GREAT!
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Post by: Lisa gale on November 14, 2014, 04:28:41 PM
Thank you Lynn and Elizabeth, Nina,Danielle, Patricia and Dennis.   I really appreciate your comments.  Lynn I didn't get to hike that day but the course was beautiful and we had a great time
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Post by: Lisa gale on November 14, 2014, 04:36:44 PM
My friend Florence is battling cancer.  I only see her a few times a year and we recently met up to play golf.  I showed her some things I had painted and she took her phone out and asked it I could paint this picture she had recently taken.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 14, 2014, 05:47:51 PM
Oh Lisa - this is beautiful! What a precious gift to give to your friend. I bet it will give her enormous comfort as she struggles to get healthy. I really love the sky. The bottom is a bit dark - is that a road? So glad she asked you to paint this.
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Post by: Danielle123 on November 14, 2014, 05:52:37 PM
Lisa you did some very nice colourfull clouds.  It is hard to see the bottom of your painting because we see your reflection in it.  Maybe a picture without the glass.
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Post by: Tousabella on November 14, 2014, 07:22:33 PM
Well done, Lisa.  It's a lovely painting....I love it.
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Post by: Lisa gale on November 15, 2014, 09:25:41 AM
 :thankyou: Retta, Sharon and Danielle.  Yes that is my shadow in the phot.  The photo was taken at a bottom of a hill looking up and so there is a lot of darkness, just grass, almost all black.  I cut quite a bit out and thought of changing it somehow because it was so dark but then I thought the darkness is really a part of the image where she is now in her journey she's in the process of climbing that hill.
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Post by: ncwren on November 15, 2014, 09:29:12 AM
That's wonderful!
I hope your friend is doing well.
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Post by: dennis on November 15, 2014, 09:58:22 AM
Beautiful as it also has significant atmosphere. :clap: :clap: :clap: Reminds me of the song, "On a hill far away..."
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Post by: Steven on November 15, 2014, 11:21:46 AM
Lovely atmosphere to this one! :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on November 15, 2014, 02:37:21 PM
Very pretty, Lisa Gale! It will mean a lot to your friend!

Good song, Dennis!
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Post by: Lisa gale on November 22, 2014, 05:25:56 AM
 :thankyou:Christina,  :thankyou:Dennis  :thankyou:Steven.  for your wonderful comments.  This painting will be delivered to my friend this weekend.     Thanks for everyone's support.  It is so helpful, especially when you are a little nervous giving one of your paintings to some one.
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Post by: sally13 on November 22, 2014, 10:12:52 PM
This is lovely Lisa , you have done a great job. :yippee:
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Post by: Bellarina on November 23, 2014, 02:53:03 AM
Lisa, this painting is lovely
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Post by: Val on November 24, 2014, 12:49:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:    O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Fiona on November 24, 2014, 03:02:06 PM
Lisa this is a fabulous painting. I love the symbology of travelling a dark road toward the light and I'm sure your friend will gather a lot of support from just looking at this. Excellent stuff!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: mea hamo pena on November 24, 2014, 04:59:13 PM
Lisa,

So sorry I messed this earlier.

It's a warm and spiritual painting.  How thoughtful of you to do that for your friend.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa gale on May 01, 2015, 03:40:57 AM
Hello all my PB friends.  The friend I painted The cross painting for pasted away this week.  She had fought as hard as she could and I had an opportunity to sit with her for sometime while she was still able to have visitors and I brought her a fuzzy blanket to sleep with in the hospital.  When I arrived at the funeral I was handed a prayer card and on one side was a prayer and the other side was my painting.  In the eulogy the family mentioned that the painting had meant so much and brought such comfort to her.  The gift was meant to comfort her but one of her last acts was to show me how much the painting meant to her, a gift meant to comfort me.
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Post by: Val on May 01, 2015, 07:15:15 AM
So sorry for your loss Lisa. What an exceptional gift from your friend, I imagine she'd have grinned ear to ear to see your reaction. Well done Lisa, well done.  :1hug:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on May 01, 2015, 07:18:10 AM
Lisa Gale,

I am truly sorry for your loss but am happy for you that your painting meant so much to your friend and her family.

Yes, art gives comfort.

aloha

mea

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Post by: ncwren on May 01, 2015, 12:03:13 PM
I am so sorry Lisa.  :1hug:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 01, 2015, 02:36:24 PM
Lisa - I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Your words about the meaning of your painting to her brought tears to my eyes. May her memory forever be a blessing and a comfort to you.
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Post by: Lisa gale on May 01, 2015, 03:11:00 PM
 :hug:  thank you Val, Mea , Natalie and Sharon.   I am so glad that I was able to share this with my friends here.  Your are dead on Val.   We were always competing and she definitely caught me by surprise.  She didn't even hint to it the last time I spoke with her and I KNOW she was grinning saying gotcha!  My husband said the look on my face was priceless, he said you could see ever emotion cross my face and the final realization of the love we both shared.  Thank goodness I had stuffed BOTH pockets with Dunkin donuts napkins! 
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Post by: Val on May 02, 2015, 09:38:13 AM
 :'( Thank goodness for Dunkin donut napkins!  ;D

It's the selfless acts which bring the most joy. Bless you for being you.  :flowers:
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 04, 2015, 12:22:45 AM
Lisa - A real great way to say GOODBYE! - Memories to treasure!
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Post by: NHC50 on May 04, 2015, 06:23:45 AM
 :1hug:

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: lynn p. on May 08, 2015, 03:20:01 AM
Lisa gale- I am so moved by this painting and what it will mean to your friend. You are a friend indeed! Then when Dennis posted that reminder of the song " the old rugged cross" it just gave me chills.
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 27, 2016, 08:51:45 AM
Hi my PB friends .  Someone asked me to do a painting from a photo they took in Scotland.    I need some help with it any suggestions would be appreciate.   I've got two focal points   :o.  I tried to darken up the house a little so the mountain would be a little more obvious and then I put some yellow in front to balance out the purple. And let me just say it was hard for me to do this because I didn't like both things running right down the middle.  So any thoughts on how to improve it?
.  The original photo is in my pastel folder
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Post by: mea hamo pena on February 27, 2016, 09:08:18 AM
Lisa Gale,

I find it hard to do a painting of something I have absolutely no relationship to, so I understand how hard this must be.

Too bad the mountain and the house are lined up as they are.  e know what would make a better composition, but that would not be the scene your friend photoed.

Hope someone more experienced can help you.

Good luck.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 27, 2016, 09:34:02 AM
Thanks Mea. Exactly how I am feeling
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Post by: lynn p. on February 27, 2016, 12:48:52 PM
Lisa,   so sorry I missed this.  What a gorgeous painting.  It must have been like a prayer for her as you painted it.  You can feel the Holy Spirit in it as must have she.  So sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 27, 2016, 08:48:08 PM
Thank you for the kind words Lynn.
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Post by: Danielle123 on February 28, 2016, 05:24:27 AM
 :yippee:   :clap: :clap: :clap: Lisa this is a lovely painting, the only thing that bothers me is the mountain directly behind the house. It appears to be touching the house.  Maybe you want to put some flat grass on part of the left side of the house.  That would probably give some distance.    Hope this helps
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 28, 2016, 06:03:27 AM
Thanks Danielle,     The hill behind the house looked weird to me too.    But I was so dialed in to painting what I saw so I left it.   I think your suggestion is very helpful.  I'll see what I can do with that

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Post by: Lisa gale on February 05, 2017, 11:33:17 AM

I haven't painted in a long time but my New Years resolution is to take some time each week and get back into it.  I saw Dennis's live pastel class on painting sunsets and it was great to  watch a class again.  This is the Bashakill , just a few miles from my house.  We have two pair of nesting bald eagles that live there.  I'm posting this even though it's not my best work so I can keep track of my improvement as I start to paint on a more regular basis. I found the it hard to differentiate where the clear ice stopped and the water started.

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Post by: Val on February 05, 2017, 01:44:32 PM
This is gorgeous Lisa.  O0   Love the colourings and the scene is so peaceful. Too cold for me though...  :cold:

Great piece of work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: mea hamo pena on February 05, 2017, 03:09:42 PM
Lisa Gale, good to see you back again.

Beautiful sunset.  Hard to believe it's pastel.

Keep at it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dennis on February 05, 2017, 10:25:43 PM
Beautiful colors, Lisa  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 06, 2017, 02:43:30 PM
Very beautiful, Gale!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I had to look up where this was after I saw "kill" in the name. We're practically neighbors. You in the Catskills and me up in Troy. I figured you were in New York. Tons of "kills" here. For those who don't know, kill is the Dutch equivalent for stream or creek.
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 06, 2017, 04:07:06 PM
Thank you Val!   I saw you on the live feed.   Mea congrats on the newsletter it's awesome!   Thank you Dennis, you are always so kind.
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 06, 2017, 04:09:13 PM
Hey Steve,   Nice meeting a neighbor on here.  If you ever come down this way stop by the Bashakill.  They have a nice winery and our group does the eagle watch every year and track he new eaglets each year
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Post by: Danielle123 on February 06, 2017, 06:44:00 PM
your 2 paintings are very nice Lisa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2017, 06:47:52 PM
Lisa Gale,

Thanks for your comments on the newsletter.  I really enjoy doing them.

Oh, that reminds me, I had better get working on the next one.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 10, 2017, 05:57:59 AM
Hey Steve,   Nice meeting a neighbor on here.  If you ever come down this way stop by the Bashakill.  They have a nice winery and our group does the eagle watch every year and track he new eaglets each year

I'll let you know if I'm ever in your neck of the woods. We don't have any eagles up here. But we've got tons of falcons. I see them a lot behind our house.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 10, 2017, 12:42:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lisa, a gorgeous painting with beautiful colours. 


Thanks Steve for letting us know that "kill" is the Dutch equivalent for stream or creek.  We live and learn every day.


Patricia
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Post by: Fiona on February 10, 2017, 05:58:25 PM
Great to see you back Lisa  :)  Your paintings are lovely, love the second one with the vibrant colours.

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: Lisa gale on February 11, 2017, 11:49:59 AM
 Thanks Patricia and Fiona.  It's really nice seeing all the familiar faces.   I can't wait to do some of the new classes and see what everyone else is working on
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Post by: Gita on March 07, 2017, 05:36:28 PM
Great rendition, Lisa.  :clap: :clap:
Steve, thanks for explaining the word "kill".
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 08, 2017, 05:17:48 AM
You're welcome. New York  State was  originally settled by the Dutch. The Van Rensselaer patroons founded the area where I live. And New York City was first called New Amsterdam. After the Brits took over, it got changed to "York" for the Duke of York.
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Post by: TeresaM on March 08, 2017, 10:01:16 PM
Beautiful colours
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Post by: Lisa gale on June 29, 2017, 02:49:57 AM
Chloe and Nala

My son's two pups. 
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Post by: Happychappy on June 29, 2017, 05:53:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lisa, your painting of Chloe and Nala are just too beautiful for words. You have done an excellent job.


Patricia
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Post by: Val on June 29, 2017, 12:12:09 PM
 :heeha: Lisa, these are awesome!  :yippee:   So cute! Such a great job, you've really captured two totally separate personalities here. Banner job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: V on June 29, 2017, 02:20:33 PM
 :clap: Great painting! In pastel to boot :twothumbs: .
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Post by: Win on June 29, 2017, 02:28:57 PM
Fabulous painting Lisa,  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lisa gale on June 29, 2017, 03:45:16 PM
 
:t :thankyou: :thankyou: Patricia,Val,V and Win for the positive comments.  I love these little guys
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Post by: Val on June 29, 2017, 04:59:32 PM
Lisa, how do you like the Mi Teintes Touch? We will be visiting some friends in US this summer, sooo.... I get to 'load up' on supplies! Have been scouring the web to learn as much as I can about various pastel surfaces. I would really appreciate any insights.  :)
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Post by: Lisa gale on June 29, 2017, 07:23:35 PM
I really love it.  I think it's my favorite.  It's not so sandpaperish as some of the others where you blend and it feels like you've filed your fingerprints off!   I did find some inexpensive blenders to use on amazon when I use this paper but I really don't  need to use them.   And I like the way it looks when it's finished.  I normally use the flat side of the pastel paper because I like a very smooth finish and this paper really looks good.  It also can hold a ton of pastel.  The paper is stiffer and thicker than most so I don't tend to get little bends in the paper.  I think it would work well for a wet wash because it won't buckle.
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Post by: EmmaLee on June 29, 2017, 07:57:51 PM
Wow! This is great!
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Post by: jillh on June 29, 2017, 08:18:19 PM
Outstanding! Lisa.
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Post by: Zilpa on June 29, 2017, 10:38:43 PM
Your work is beautiful Lisa.
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Post by: Val on June 30, 2017, 02:41:13 AM
Ta much Lisa. So you can use the backside of this paper as well?  I'll make sure i check this one out.  O0
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Post by: Lisa gale on June 30, 2017, 06:39:23 AM
Well you could use the back side of the touch but the front side is much nicer.   I wasn't very clear lol but I was referring to regular paper, where one side is textured and the other smoother.  I always use the smooth side.  I like the way the finished product looks better.  So you would think the touch would be too textured on the front but it isn't.  I'm still able to get a very smooth looking result on the front side.   
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Post by: Lisa gale on June 30, 2017, 06:41:42 AM
 :thankyou: Emmalee, :thankyou:Jill ,  :thankyou:Zilpa.   I love the classes hear at paintbasket.   I have so much more to learn
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Post by: Val on June 30, 2017, 02:50:27 PM
That's more what I was thinking. Thanks for clarifying Lisa. Much appreciated.  :)
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Post by: TeresaM on June 30, 2017, 11:00:21 PM
Lisa this is a wonderful  :painting: of these two  cuties. I bet they get up to lots of mischief.   :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Lisa gale on July 01, 2017, 08:40:29 AM
 Thank you Teresa.  Chloe on the left is just too cute for words and always into everything. Nala is quieter and likes to snuggle.  And they are inseparable.
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Post by: Lisa gale on July 01, 2017, 08:46:43 AM
Calabash wetlands.   I just wanted to try something without including a lot of detail.   I used my inexpensive pastels and paper and it only took about 45 minutes.  I did this off of a photo I took this spring.   
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Happychappy on July 01, 2017, 04:51:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  This is so beautiful Lisa, your pastel work is excellent.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Lisa gale on July 01, 2017, 07:16:26 PM
Thank you Patricia, you are always so kind.   Your pastels are beautiful!  The pug painting you did was fantastic.  His fur looked so soft , I thought I might try that class next. 
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: TeresaM on July 01, 2017, 07:47:06 PM
Lisa another good painting.  :clap:
I tried pastels once and found them too messy.
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Lisa gale on July 02, 2017, 02:19:13 AM
So true Teresa.   Sometimes it's a lot like finger painting  :2funny:   And sometimes a little dusty .  But cleanup is pretty easy!
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Happychappy on July 02, 2017, 05:59:30 AM
 :thankyou:  Lisa for your sweet comments on my pug.  I would highly recommend that you do that one next for it was so interesting and I found it most enjoyable.  You will do very well with it.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Val on July 02, 2017, 10:00:50 AM
Lovely vista Lisa. I can imagine sitting at the end of that dock and just enjoying the moment. The breeze ruffling the tops of the reeds, just makes me take a deep breath and relax.

Very well done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 02, 2017, 10:36:17 AM
This is so pretty, Lisa! Where was this photo taken?
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Lisa gale on July 02, 2017, 04:00:45 PM
Thank you Val and Sharon.  It is just like that Val  and is one of my favorite places.  Sharon it is the intercoastal waterway/Little river on the border of North and South Carolina.  The water is brackish and tidal and the wildlife is amazing.  I see this view when driving from Calabsh to Sunset beach.
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: dennis on July 02, 2017, 11:33:06 PM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Just missing a focal point. Maybe add a small duck in the water  O0
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Lisa gale on July 03, 2017, 03:35:29 AM
Thank you Dennis.  I knew something was missing
Title: Re: Lisa's pastel paintings
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 03, 2017, 09:20:05 AM
I must visit the Carolinas one day soon!