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jay-bird77

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This is how my attempt at a demonstration by Liz Haywood-Sullivan one of my favorite pastel artists! I'll post my W.I.P. first then Liz Haywood-Sullivan's. I used Strathmore Pastel paper series 400 dim 9"x12". I unfortunately have not been able to afford a good quality artist quality pastel set but I will. The pastels I used are Loew-Cornell 64 pc. set and a Faber-Castell studio quality set of 24. To me the pastels I have seem to be quite vibrant and velvety smooth...but I've never even seen a artist quality pastel so what do I know. I'm definitely going to invest in a artist quality pastel set I absolutely love Winsor-Newton products!

C&c welcome but keep in mind I'm a newbie only been using pastels a couple months soon be nice please?!!
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 02:26:35 PM by jay-bird77 »
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Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 03:22:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jay, you are doing well, carry on, for practice makes perfect.   Patricia
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Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 04:19:05 PM
For a beginner you're doing very well. Check out some of Dennis' free pastel videos on Paintbasket. I learned a lot from them.
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Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 04:45:39 PM
 O0d
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Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 04:50:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: Very nice Jay,  pastel is a nice medium is it not. 

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Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 04:51:49 PM
Natalie what is O0d?
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Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


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Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 03:31:18 AM
Nice work .  pastels is a nice medium to work with aren't they
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Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 09:56:15 PM
They are wicked fun and so immediate! To be able to see a color reach for it and go! I can't wait to get my first set of artist quality pastel set!! Because of the lack of covering power due to very little actual pigment and the abundance of binders the whites are far less dramatic. Which isn't helping the focal point at all! So I have a idea....I have a big tube of Grumbacher(spelling?) Artist grade water based acrylic paint.  Titanium white! I thinned it just a bit on another painting and it seems to be working if you don't thin it enough it sits on top of the paper and may have little brush marks that can catch on a pastel and may rip. But the pastel does leave pigment on the surface. So I'm gonna try it in this painting. I've already tried Chinese white but still very transparent!
Jay-bird


 

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