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Reply #45 on: December 14, 2017, 08:24:24 AM
Oh, RebecaM, I missed the owl back in October but see it now  Another excellent piece.

You do great eyes!!!

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Reply #46 on: December 22, 2017, 10:26:32 PM
Wow RebeccaM just found this posting your work is great. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #47 on: December 25, 2017, 12:53:39 AM
Hi Rebeca I have just started following your journey in “Getting to Know Pastels” and you have gone from strength to strength in your quest I to use the same pencils Pitt and have found them more favourable to pastel sticks because of less dust but the paper I have found to be more helpful in that it takes many layers as long as your pressure is light is Sand Coloured Ingres Paper it has a good texture and you can use the sticks as background on a lot of paintings but I must say that your last cat is very realistic so well done and keep up the good work  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray
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Reply #48 on: December 28, 2017, 06:25:52 PM
Love your cat, Rebeca.  The blue eyes remind me so much of a cat of mine when I was a child.
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Reply #49 on: January 08, 2018, 02:08:15 AM
Thank you Linley, I'm glad you visited my tread and like my cat.
My grandfather's pass away saddened me deeply, followed by some personal issues, but I've slowly overcame this. Holidays spent with family and friends also helped and the new year's arrival gave me hope.

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Reply #50 on: January 08, 2018, 02:12:54 AM
Thank you very much, Val. Indeed, I quite like Colin Bradley's style. Two of my pastel paintings posted here are done after his lessons - the kitten and the peacock. At the moment I'm working after his jack russel tutorial.  I've ordered the Fabriano Ingres paper Colin likes so much to use and I will do this drawing on it. I've added a purple watercolor background, but the paper didn't take it too well and the tooth of the paper was a bit affected. Hope I'll manage to do this one without having to waste the paper.


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Reply #51 on: January 08, 2018, 02:22:00 AM
Thank you very much for your thoughts and for featuring my work in the newsletter, Mea!
The eyes are usually the focal point of the drawing/painting, I'm happy you liked them. I also enjoy the challenging process of creating the illusion of fur, skin and other textures through value and color. That's a very interesting journey to take!


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Reply #52 on: January 08, 2018, 02:23:01 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa, glad you like it.


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Reply #53 on: January 08, 2018, 02:36:37 AM
Thank you for stopping by Ray, I appreciate your comment. I've recently bought the Sand Coloured Ingres Paper you mentioned and I have used it for a drawing I'm currently working at. I really enjoy the contrast between the opaque pastel added on top of transparent watercolour, so I've  added a purple watercolor background, but it seems it wasn't the best idea for this paper. I'll see if I manage to finish this project or if I'll have to start over, this time only with pastels.
I enjoy realism, suggesting textures and creating a believable subject, especially when it comes to animals, but I also want for the marks I make to show through. I consider this is part of the drawing/painting's charm and individuality.


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Reply #54 on: January 08, 2018, 02:42:59 AM
Thank you Cath, your comment made me smile. I'm happy when my vision matches what I put on the paper, but the ultimate goal would be to evoke a certain feeling or memory within the viewer, so that person can be a part of the whole process.


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Reply #55 on: January 08, 2018, 07:24:50 AM
Rebeca

Your work on that cat was exemplary.  It needed to be showcased in the newsletter.

Hope to see more good work from you.

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