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Val

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on: August 04, 2014, 04:40:46 AM
Finally got thecourage up the other day to open the pastel pots! Yowza!!! Can I ever get in trouble with these!!!!

I just smeared some colours on the paper and tried blending them to see what happens. Here's the result....


So, whadda ya think? Any chance I can expand on my non-burgeoning career?!    ;D
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Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 05:29:07 AM
Looks like you will be having a lot of fun with them!  O0
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Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 08:57:42 AM
Don't quit your day job just yet. ::)

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Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 11:12:55 AM
What an awsome rendition of "Foggy Day on the Farm" I love it.
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Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great start .... I see the beginnings of super pastel paintings .... just carry on and don't give up Val.  Remember what Dennis always tells us "practice makes perfect".      :twothumbs:   Patricia
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Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 08:19:56 PM
Looks like the area around where I live right now...smoke from all the fires!!  Keep the chalk handy, and the wet cloth nearby!! [size=78%]  Aren't they fun?  I just love pastels, and Val, when you get the 'hang' of 'em, you will too!  oooooops.[/size]
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Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 03:27:11 AM
Nicely done Val, you will love pastels, i know i do. 
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Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 09:02:10 AM
Are pastel pots what they sound like--pots of pastel pigment that you smear on with your fingers? Do we need a finger-painting forum segment?  :2funny:

Sounds like fun, Val. Would love to see what else you do with these.
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Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 10:43:32 PM
Well done Val your pastel painting has captured the fury of a hurricane coming across the country meadow beautiful   Ray
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Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 06:17:43 AM
Thanks everyone.  :)   
Mea, you have a solid point there......oh,  :eek: but wait....I don't have a job anymore!  :heeha:

Guess that gives me a leg up!!!  ;D
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Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 03:52:56 PM
Decided to open this thread once again and keep all of my pastel pieces in one place. Lessons will still be in their proper place, just makes it easier for me to find all of my mishaps and see where and if I've improved.  ;)

So to start off here's the infamous mixed media grapes!

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Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 04:00:30 PM
This is one I had a go at while on anchor watch the other night. Ran out of one of the colours I was using so it will have to wait a while before it gets completed.

Pan pastel on dark paper doesn't cover very well.  :tongue: Another lesson learned.

« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 07:31:37 PM by Val »
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 04:04:22 PM
Ohhh, this one is going to be beautiful. I was in the frame shop the other day and saw a woman framing a pastel work. It was yellow flowers on black background. The contrast was stunning! Cant wait to see this one complete.
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Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 07:13:11 PM
I like it, Val.  The petals really jump out at you

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Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 07:14:12 PM
What a glass of wine those grapes will make, Val.



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