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Author Topic: Lynn's Pastel Paintings  (Read 15920 times)

lynn p.

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #525 on: May 11, 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
Thanks tons Susan for your support.  I also LOVE seeing your watercolor paintings.  Stunning!


I attended a pastel portrait workshop to learn to do portraits from life in pastel pencil and nupastel.  It was a different approach for me.  It took me forever to do this and still not the likeness I would like.  I now know why charcoal is SO much easier for life drawing!!

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #526 on: May 11, 2017, 08:24:39 PM »
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #527 on: May 11, 2017, 09:26:38 PM »
So good Lynn!
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« Reply #528 on: May 12, 2017, 06:11:30 AM »
Lynn

Wow, this is beautiful!

It is so photo perfect hard to believe it's a painting

aloha

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #529 on: May 12, 2017, 07:51:43 AM »
Lynn - you have become so masterful with your pastels. Not sure what you don't like about this. I think it's fantastic!!
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Sharon

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #530 on: May 13, 2017, 02:40:57 AM »
Lynn, I have become so enamoured with pastel and have been studying various artists and their techniques. Yours is showing such a massive amount of growth and refinement. (That would be a major WOW...just in case you're interested  ;)

Some blend to the point of photographic quality, others just use lines and never or seldom blend at all. I'd say you are somewhere in between and it looks fabulous. So hold tight and continue on your path, you are doing exemplary work for those of us who flounder along in your wake. Lead on MacDuff!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #531 on: May 13, 2017, 08:54:12 AM »
Wow, Your pastel life drawing is fantastic :heeha: I love the texture of it.
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #532 on: May 13, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »
Very good  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just missing the highlights in the eyes  O0
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #533 on: May 16, 2017, 03:23:22 AM »
Absolutely excellent Lynn.   Patricia
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #534 on: May 16, 2017, 06:14:31 PM »
Gosh guys thanks.  Big thanks to Mea, Sharon, Patricia, Cyril, Straynative, Dennis, Win and Val.  Val, you are perceptive!  I think I am leaning toward finishing the faces a bit more and trying to leave the body a bit less finished.  I kinda like that.  This approach is more delicate than I have used before--more like a pastel drawing with some soft pastels used only in the face.


Dennis, I actually had a question about the highlights in the eyes.  I drew this from life and looked for highlights but none visible from my vantage point.  Do you think I should always add them anyway?

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #535 on: May 17, 2017, 12:19:24 AM »
Great work Lynn, I love the hair and the fabric.

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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #536 on: May 18, 2017, 06:35:11 PM »
Yes indeedy Lynn! Adding some highlights in the eyes will really put life into this face. A little bit of sparkle goes a long way.  O0
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #537 on: May 18, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
In most cases, yes  O0
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Re: Lynn's Pastel Paintings
« Reply #538 on: May 21, 2017, 01:59:52 PM »
Superb Lynn as usual! Love the texture and sketchiness of this one.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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