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Maryna

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Reply #15 on: November 10, 2013, 08:56:13 AM
Wendy, you are going to have to keep checking the Paint Basket site to see when the Pastel classes start  ;)
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Reply #16 on: November 10, 2013, 09:20:03 AM
Oh boy...
1) I've got all oil classes, at the end of this year...
2) I've got loads of soft pastels, rembrandt (Talens) which we used to use in the revalidation centre I was in, years ago.
3) Soft pastels are fun, they feel so great between your finger.

hmm... I think I have to follow those pastel classes...  :2funny:


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Reply #17 on: November 10, 2013, 01:42:12 PM
 :yippee: Can't wait Dennis!
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Reply #18 on: November 10, 2013, 02:01:27 PM
Dear Dennis   :1hug:


You have taught me so much in your watercolour classes and I can't express how much I appreciate all the wonderful teaching. 


I'm sorry I couldn't keep up with all the classes, but without a doubt, you have made me a better watercolorist.


I sincerely hope that I can get in on your pastel painting classes. 


I would love to learn more about using pastels and you are just the one to make that happen. 
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Reply #19 on: November 10, 2013, 10:53:13 PM
Really look forward to the pastel lessons........after acrylic, pastel is my medium of choice!


Dennis it is your and Nolan's generosity the key success of PB.Like I read somewhere you are not remembered by what you gain but by what you give!...and what you give you gain tenfolds! You have created  a legacy here.. For genrations to come!:)
I feel blessed I found PB!
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Reply #20 on: November 11, 2013, 10:43:57 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments :blush: :blush: My passion is teaching art and I really enjoy it :)
In fact, I'm really looking forward to the Pastel Lessons myself ::)

In a week's time I will be posting the requirements (suggested) for the upcoming lessons as well as the proposed start date.

During the 2 yrs of watercolours I've taught you many basic principles of art which count for any type of medium you choose to paint in.
Hoping to see many of you for a fun time next year :clap: :clap: Many of you are going to surprise yourselves :deal:
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Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 02:00:13 AM
Here is the temporary list for the 2 December Lessons as well for 2014.
It will be updated in the near future.

http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pastels-intro-lesson1a.pdf
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Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 03:43:36 AM
YAY!!!  :yippee: :yippee: super excited! Thank you Dennis, looking forward to ALL the new classes  :clap: :clap: :heeha: :heeha:   looking forward to the extended list for 2014 too  ;)




Dennis, what type of paper do I need to get?
 
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Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 07:02:10 AM
can't wait dennis & Nolan for January next year I'm also super excited :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 11:19:58 AM
Yep, I forgot about the paper to be used.

Very smooth paper is definitely out as it has no "tooth" to hold the loose chalk. The more tooth, the more layers the paper can hold.

When combining with watercolours I will be using watercolour paper.

Otherwise the normal paper can be Canson Mi-Teintes, Ingress, etc. You can get them in blocks or sheets -which you can cut to the size you need or prefer. I have not yet decided on what size paper we will be using during the year - it will all depend on the subject.

During the first few lessons I will use various types of paper and then you can choose which suits you the best. It really does not matter which paper you use as far as I am concerned - I'm more concerned with the final result.

Next year is going to be great fun ;)
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Reply #25 on: November 19, 2013, 02:38:58 PM
These are a box I picked up on sale in Martinique a while back. I've been very good about not touching them....just looking  :whistle:

I cut off the mfg.'s name at the bottom, it is Lefranc-Bourgeois. Are these the correct type? Anyway, this is what I have to work with. Lloyd's relieved....I put them back in the box and out of sight....for now  >:D

Cheers, Val

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Reply #26 on: November 19, 2013, 02:41:08 PM
How permanent are chalk pastels? Do the drawings have potential to last very long?
 
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Reply #27 on: November 19, 2013, 03:09:32 PM
I have a pastel picture hanging my wall that my dad did when he was 18, he would have been93 this year.  Is that long enough? Lol
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Reply #28 on: November 19, 2013, 03:23:20 PM
I cant open the list :sweat: . I have the adobe acrobat prof :confused: .


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Reply #29 on: November 19, 2013, 03:33:46 PM
Vjah, you need the adobe reader to open the file.
Cheers, Val

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