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on: September 18, 2016, 06:40:20 AM
One more attempt to paint with pastels. All comments most welcome.



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Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 07:42:40 AM
Elizabeth,

I like the textures in the ground, the huts, and the distant trees. 

The large tree in the center is an unusual shape - so massive a trunk for such sparse limbs and leaves.  What kind is it?

Looks like you have learned to use the pastels well.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 09:12:18 AM
 :thankyou: Mea for your encouraging comment. The tree - Baobab. See below:



Wikipedia quote: "Baobabs reach heights of 5 to 30 m (16 to 98 ft) and have trunk diameters of 7 to 11 m (23 to 36 ft)[citation needed]. The Glencoe baobab, a specimen of A. digitata in Limpopo Province, South Africa, was considered to be the largest living individual, with a maximum circumference of 47 m (154 ft) and a diameter of about 15.9 m (52 ft). The tree has since split into two parts, so the widest individual trunk may now be that of the Sunland baobab, or Platland tree, also in South Africa. The diameter of this tree at ground level is 9.3 m (31 ft) and its circumference at breast height is 34 m (112 ft)."


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Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 09:39:01 AM
Nice pastel painting, Elisabeth. You apply them a light colours, also like the Kudu. It gives the painting your own voice, like Dennis says.
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Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 11:40:06 AM
 :thankyou: Gita. Appreciate your comment.


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Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 02:28:10 PM
Wow, Elizabeth, thanks for the info on the baobab tree.

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Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 03:52:40 AM
Great painting, you are doing well with the pastels!

I just love the Boabab!  ;)
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Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 03:55:49 AM
Well done  :clap:
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Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 06:23:16 AM
 :thankyou: Maryna. Yes, the Baobab is such a majestic tree. I love them. Your comment much appreciated.


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Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 06:24:04 AM
 :thankyou: Theresa. Appreciate your comment.


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Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 02:17:51 AM
Nicely done Elizabeth. I like how you have done the roofs on the huts.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just curious, what paper did you use?
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Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 03:03:32 AM
 :thankyou:  Val. Your comment much appreciated.

I used AMEDEO Mixed Media 200g paper.


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Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 12:03:16 PM
Thank you Elizabeth, I'm still looking for a paper to replace the Mi Teintes pastel paper.

Just binned my last attempt....  :whistle:
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Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 04:26:52 AM
Val - I got this Multi Media Paper together with a set of Pastel Pencils as a present. I'll have to experience with different papers to see what works and what doesn't.

Take care.


 

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