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lynn p.

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on: November 30, 2013, 05:16:31 PM
Well, Nolan made us draw a tree before the let's draw course so I decided to do my first pastel and struggle so I can delight in any progress after Dennis' lessons.  This is a big laugh.  I certainly learned all that I can't do though.  The pastels felt so clunky in my had and I kept losing the shape of the drawing, hence this looks like 3 water balloons instead of three eggs (I finally just gave up).  I loved the feel of the soft pastels but my hands are filthy along with the floor and my jeans.  I'm sure there are tricks to stay clean.  I couldn't draw a fine line with the edge of the pastel to save my life.  In general I felt like a child again, totally starting over.  Not a totally bad feeling though.  Now I know how much I NEED you Dennis :) :) .


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Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 05:36:29 PM
 ;D Well, I have to say you had me there Lynn! I wasn't sure about them being eggs...you may be spot on with the waterballoons though!  ;D Now let me add, they are exceptionally good waterballoons!

Overall I think you've done extremely well for a complete novice. Time to breakout the painters suits and plastic sheeting!  :2funny:
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Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 07:43:48 PM
Show off.  :2funny: :2funny:

Nice job Lynn

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Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 07:51:37 PM
 :2funny: yes Val, let's just call it the Water balloon still life.  Funny Nina, actually just like a kid, I couldn't wait until January to use my new beautiful chalk pieces, couldn't even wait til tommorrow, so dabbled while watching football games today.
I think I'll put this one on top of the Fridge and look at it in a year.  Hope I finish the course though, my first tree drawing is still up there :(


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Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 08:59:38 PM
It doesn't look so bad there Lynn. Just call it a "loose" style still life.


It looks a lot like you just used a watercolour paper, am I right?


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lynn p.

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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 05:10:43 AM
Thanks batman for the encouragement! No, I used daler rowney pastel paper, tan. It doesn't have tons of tooth, almost seems similar to that of me aquarelle wc paper. I used degas fixative and can see why some don't love it. It darkens the color. The art store people showed me some beautiful papers with a sand finish that apparently hold the pastel so well that no fixative is sometimes needed. Pricey paper though.


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Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 09:26:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, your pastels are lovely.  I wish you could see the mess I made with yesterday's lesson but I won't let it get me beat.  It is a whole new ball game and so different from watercolours.  Nevertheless, interesting to learn.  Patricia
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Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 11:06:48 AM
you are going to become an awesome pastel artist Lynn :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 07:12:22 PM
I agree, Nolan! Lynn just has that natural talent that can flourish in any medium she tries! Nice first pastel, Lynn! :D

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Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 08:06:10 PM
Now that makes me  :blush:  Patricia, Nolan and Tania.  Love the confidence there.  Pastels may actually do me in.  Hardest thing I've tried so far.  I'm a total mess from head to toe.  Thanks guys!!!


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Reply #10 on: December 02, 2013, 10:06:06 PM
 :clap: love the eggs!  Those colors are so vibrant and warm!  Great first effort  O0
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Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 04:37:37 AM
Lynn, I just saw this and again I think this medium suits you.
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Reply #12 on: December 04, 2013, 06:58:10 AM
Lynn, I was reading an article where you can take paper then take glue spread in on the paper. sprinkle sand on it, [you control where to put it] then let it dry, and then use your pastels. I thought that was interesting way to create your own textured paper.
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