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Reply #645 on: January 19, 2018, 07:15:53 PM



This is the first portrait in Alan Flattmann's portrait class from photos.  He is having us use sepia and ivory nupastels first and then we will add color progressively in the next portraits.  I liked the limited palette.
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Reply #646 on: January 21, 2018, 06:07:57 AM
The similarity is stunning, Lynn!
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Reply #647 on: January 22, 2018, 05:23:33 AM
Im dappling in the limited palette as well Lynn. Great portrait as always  :smitten:
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Reply #648 on: January 22, 2018, 05:31:40 AM
Thanks so much Gita.  This one came easily but not always so.  Maybe because the photo already looked like a painting!!  Win, I think for me the limited palette will help me decide when to put more color in later.  Sometimes I use more sticks than I need to.  Also, I think using a limited palette can make color that is used, pop more, if that makes sense.


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Reply #649 on: January 22, 2018, 08:49:39 AM
Great portraiture Lynn  O0

I believe you are right about the limited palette and adding colour. I am trying to keep to a max of 10 colours or less.

I'm doing an experimental tree landscape of sorts at the moment and so far have used 7 colours. One more tree to go, would be so easy to just open the big box and pull out a few more!  :whistle:      :knuppel2:     :2funny:
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Reply #650 on: January 24, 2018, 05:01:18 PM
Oh! Lynn, your work is outstanding and the likeness you always achieve is stunning to say the least.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #651 on: January 26, 2018, 04:46:31 AM
I envy you your ability to create a likeness. I'm sure it's due to a lot of hard work as well as natural talent. It's interesting that you are effectively doing a grisaille technique in pastel????


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Reply #652 on: February 08, 2018, 11:18:11 AM
Beautiful work Lynn.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #653 on: February 12, 2018, 03:57:19 PM

Oh thanks Val.  I love the tree painting you are doing and do think there is something good about a limited palette.  The two portraits I did below were in Alan Flattman's class and he asked that we use nupastel only and no more than 5 sticks.  Was interesting.  Linley--yes, exactly, a grisaille in pastel.  This is how most portrait artists working in pastel start, just like an oil painter.  They then fix the grisaille with fixative and add color.  I added Alan's portait below.  If you look carefully you can see his sepia drawing bleeding through the color.


Patricia, you are such a dear.  I am watching your wonderful pastel work and notice that you are getting hooked ;)


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Reply #654 on: February 12, 2018, 04:04:31 PM

Zilpa, thanks for stopping by.  I love all the creative work you are doing.


Thought I would share this demo by the very expert pastel artist, Alan Flattmann.  He has the best how to book on the market.  Taking a portrait class with him.  After his wonderful demo are posted the two portraits I did of my classmates with limited color palette.  These were assignments from class. I hope I can learn his painterly approach.





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Reply #655 on: February 12, 2018, 04:41:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Lynn, your portraits are absolutely stunning. They are so realistic looking. I love the way you did your model's hair which is so natural looking and your male model is so well done too.  I admire your work tremendously.


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Reply #656 on: February 12, 2018, 05:28:24 PM
Oh, this sounds like a wonderful opportunity to hone your skills.  So exciting.

The woman's hair is beautiful.  Great smile, skin, eyes.  WOW!

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Reply #657 on: February 13, 2018, 12:33:17 PM

It's Mardi Gras today and I am paraded out so as usual am using this day off of work to paint!!!!  This is WIP of a class project for Alan Flattman's class.  This is his photo of a bourbon street musician.  I need to adjust shape and value of beard, put a more relaxed bend in the elbow etc etc. This is on my homemade granular paper.  Very gritty.




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Reply #658 on: February 13, 2018, 01:11:38 PM
My internet died out earlier during a nasty blow, my remarks didn't make it through on your earlier post. Oh bother. Suffice it to say the remarks were all good and as usual I am flabbergasted by the level your constant improvement.  O0

This musician fellow is astoundingly good so far. I see where the beard is in need of refining, an easy fix for you I am certain. The subtle bend in the arm will make a big difference as well.  He's coming on brilliantly and I can't wait to see him completed.  :heeha:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #659 on: February 13, 2018, 01:29:43 PM
 :smitten: seeing your work !


 

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