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lynn p.

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on: February 11, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
I wanted to try one of those sanded papers so bought 1 sheet of Wallis.  I LOVE it.  It gripped the pastel so well and I think I could go over this with 10 more layers with no problem.  No dust at all.  Here is the problem though.  I didn't know that you can't use your fingers until they were nearly bleeding.  Think of buffing your fingertips with sandpaper, Yikes!! Next time I'll use those little instruments but I love the paper.



















































































Ray3

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Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 03:16:43 PM
Love you work Lynn it looks very professional colours very nice and it looks like you have found a good pastel paper to work on if you find it hard on your fingers try Q tips in shading the pastels   But other than good work.  Ray
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Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 03:30:38 PM
Excellent Lynn. 
Jill
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Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 03:36:32 PM
Lovely painting Lynn.  I have been trying to get hold of Ingres pastel paper but without success. Dennis showed us some made by Daeler Rowney but it must be very new on the market for I could not find it in any of the Fine Art stores in Florida area.

Patricia
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lynn p.

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Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 04:18:43 PM
Thanks so much Ray, Jill and Patricia.  Ray, this stuff is so rough that I think it would tear up a cue tip.  I'm thinking ether stumps or those sponge applicators.  Patricia, I don't know about Ingres.  Is it sanded?  Before today I was using Daler Rowney and like it.  It is just like the Canson paper (I guess both are made by the same company).  I found mine through Amazon in a pack of different colors.  The Daler Rowney is very smooth.  What I like about this Wallis is that you can get some very neat textures without really trying.  It is expensive though.  I think this one large sheet was $8.


BeaSue

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Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
Lynn, you have done a beautiful painting! Marvelous colors and great highlights.

I have decided to continue on my watercolor path for now, but I love seeing what you pastel painters are doing, and this one is really superb.
--Susan

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Bhavna

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Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 06:18:06 PM
Love you work Lynn. :clap: :clap:
Bhavna


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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 08:34:43 PM
Really takes me back to my coffee house days while in school, nicely done! :clap:
Steven

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Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 06:23:54 AM
Lynn! How beautiful. The lamp appears to cast such a warm glow on the little vignette. I think if you would take up playing guitar, your fingers would be tough enough to hold up to any paper--including actual sandpaper. Of course, it's just as painful getting there. LOL
Sarah


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Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 06:36:58 AM
Lynn, I can not say enough about how wonderful I think your work is!!!! So much talent. You are able not only to paint a picture, but to convey a mood! (Which is a huge challenge) I am always excited when I see your name on a new posting! Just can't wait to see it! :)
Christina


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Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 06:39:00 AM
Beautiful painting!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Peggy


Happychappy

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Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 07:45:35 AM
Thanks Lynn for the information on the paper.  I have Canson's brand. Actually, with my very limited knowledge of pastels, I tend to prefer the smoother paper with less "tooth" but that doesn't mean to say it won't change as and when I really get into pastels. It is a lovely medium for sure.  Patricia
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jennylynn

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Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 01:28:56 AM
lynn what a gorgeous coffe house love it  O0  the colours and texture are very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
jennylynn


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Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 05:34:18 AM
A+, Lynn!!
Dianne

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Reply #14 on: February 14, 2014, 07:26:38 AM
Vibrant and beautiful Lynn!  :clap:
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