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Reply #600 on: July 28, 2017, 04:05:42 PM
Yes, he is amazing and is the new president of the International Pastel Society.  He has decided to just have an ongoing class when he is in town which is about every other month.  He is in Scotland teaching for Sept so I will finish out August with him and back again once a week in October until his next trip.  Yes, we are so fortunate and he is humble and knows everything about pastel.  I hope I get to see you because I want to give you his latest book on pastel which is crammed with how to information and just wonderful.  I can pick up another from him.


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Reply #601 on: July 29, 2017, 11:21:56 AM
Lynn you are so gracious, but you must let me know how much it is. I'll gladly pay for the new one for you.

How wonderful to have such a talented individual at hand. I made mention of working with pastel the other day and to my surprise was told, "That's when you paint with pale/light colours".  :faint: I would love to be able to able to add pastels to the painting classes, but since they are not readily available here I think it a moot issue.
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Reply #602 on: July 29, 2017, 06:22:44 PM
That's funny Val. I think a lot of people think that. Been noodling around today and experimented with making sanded paper by applying Colourfix pastel ground to the back of some old water color paintings. Good use for them. It seemed to come out fine! I know Alan makes his own ground from pumice powder, acrylic gesso and acrylic paint to tone it-will record the formula and try to get a little video.
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Reply #603 on: July 30, 2017, 05:30:23 PM
What a great piece Lynn! Love the contrast between the light and shade.

I just finished my second pastel piece and found that the fixative darkened the entire piece. Are you finding that as well and compensating for it, or are you not having that problem?


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Reply #604 on: July 30, 2017, 06:21:01 PM
Hi Barry.  Thanks for your comments.  Here is my experience.  If you use a fixative like Blair, it will definitely darken the piece and I have used it to intentionally darken only parts of a painting.  I never use it after the intial lay in.  I use Krylon workable fixative after that as I don't notice any real darkening, however, having said that, I don't use fixative on portraits at the very end because the skin tones are usually exactly what I want and don't want to risk it.  I always use sanded paper so the pastel stays put very well. I used the Krylon at the end of this piece and didn't notice any difference.


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Reply #605 on: August 01, 2017, 01:26:29 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynn for all the information you have let us have about Alan Flattmann. My word he is certainly an accomplished Pastelist and talk about detail  :faint: .  Wow, he is something else.  It was also so inspiring to hear that he was very pleased with your painting.  Excellent.


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Reply #606 on: August 01, 2017, 02:48:24 PM
Acrylic gesso, pumice, I'm definitely going to need a second 'bigger' suitcase..... shame they won't let you pack a trunk. I could get sooo much more in one of those!  :heeha:
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Reply #607 on: August 04, 2017, 04:00:06 PM
Wow Lynn  you have become a great artist.   This painting is awsome.  :yippee:
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Reply #608 on: August 06, 2017, 05:43:00 PM
You are so sweet, Danielle.  That means a lot coming from a GREAT ARTIST


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Reply #609 on: August 19, 2017, 04:16:13 PM
Here is a portrait of Ben Schenck, locally well known jazz musician who plays in the French Quarter.  May tweak some more.
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Reply #610 on: August 19, 2017, 10:43:50 PM
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Reply #611 on: August 20, 2017, 03:40:06 AM
He looks great, Lynn.   :clap:   I wonder what he is thinking about.
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Reply #612 on: August 20, 2017, 04:19:00 AM
You always create such beautiful lighting in your paintings!
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Reply #613 on: August 20, 2017, 10:07:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Another beautiful painting Lynn.   Patricia
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Reply #614 on: August 23, 2017, 04:20:07 PM
 :heeha: Fantastic Lynn! Love the colours and textures. Great representation on the clarinet.  O0   So looking forward to getting home with all of my loot and having a go!  :painting:     :yippee:

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