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Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 10:35:47 AM
Have faith and keep working the class Val!

(I haven't done this one so I really don't know, but the stone looks great in your picture)
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Reply #16 on: March 03, 2015, 10:59:43 AM
Thanks Nat..... at least you could tell they are stones!  :heeha:     :yippee:      :2funny:
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Reply #17 on: March 03, 2015, 11:05:27 AM
Val,

The stones look fine to me.  Maybe more shadows to make them pop.

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Reply #18 on: March 03, 2015, 11:42:47 AM
So far it looks fine, Val.  Because of the color of the paper, it will bring the whole picture together.  You'll see, once you get your left side done.  It's gonna be ginger peachy!  Boy...it took long enough to transfer the template!!   :2funny:   Twice as long as the fuschia!

I'm excited to start it, too.  Do the wall on the left, and you'll see it will all tie in.   Honest!!    ;D
Try some bright gold for the lighter rocks, and lots of white...then color over the white.  Do you have fixative? That should help, too.
 
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Reply #19 on: March 03, 2015, 12:12:32 PM
Carry on, Val you've done great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:  The finished painting will be better than you imagine O0
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Reply #20 on: March 03, 2015, 04:56:00 PM
Dear Val;

I watched the class last evening and recall Dennis sprayed the drawing with
an fixative before starting to paint.  I know in past classes he mentioned that
pencil pastels seem to work better after giving the paper a little spray. 

It could also be the brand of pastel pencils that are not working for you. 
Give the fixative a go before investing  in new pencils.   :gl2:

I hope this helps.

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Reply #21 on: March 04, 2015, 06:38:14 AM
Thanks Mea, I'll be adding more final darks in once the painting is about done. That way I can (hopefully) balance everything out!  :whistle: ... at least that's the plan!  ::)    ;D
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Reply #22 on: March 04, 2015, 06:43:02 AM
Ta much Bella... I hope you're right  :sweat:     I started the little bit over the door as I knew I had troubles with the pencils before. I'm left handed so I'll actually work from the other side. Sometimes I can work upside down, but I find this one a bit confusing concerning the light, so I'll just work it backwards.  :D   Hey, if it doesn't scare me....where's the challenge?!  :knight:     ;D
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Reply #23 on: March 04, 2015, 06:48:55 AM
Carry on, Val you've done great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:  The finished painting will be better than you imagine O0

If you say so Dennis..... 'cause at this point my imagination is running pretty dark and scarey!  :eyesclosed:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #24 on: March 04, 2015, 06:52:51 AM
I did think of trying that May Lynn, but can't use the spray in the house and it's just too cold and windy to go outside. Have no fear I haven't given up on it, but I did almost pack in the pencils and get the pan pastels. BUT... I reined myself in, gave myself a good talking to  :knuppel2: and shall persevere with the pencils for better or worse!  ???    ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: March 04, 2015, 07:27:51 AM
What brand of pastel pencils are you using Val?
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Reply #26 on: March 04, 2015, 12:39:01 PM
 :clap: :clap:  I'm so excited you are working on this one . I think it looks great so far!

I can lift my arm waist high so I am going to try my pastels before the end of the week. I'm on the pansy class so a few lessons behind.  I have to return to work next week which is going to put a damper on my lessons.

I have done so many pencil classes I had to take a break.  Besides I missed the color!!! And Dennis!!!
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Reply #27 on: March 04, 2015, 01:26:57 PM
Glad you are doing better Lisa, look forward to seeing how you progress with this one. I think it's going to take me a while so I hope no one is holding their breath for the finished product!  :eek:   Thanks for the step up.  ;)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #28 on: March 04, 2015, 01:29:40 PM
Robin, I am using the Stabilo Carbothello, they were highly recommended to me. I just find the leads extremely hard. I think if I do purchase any more pastel pencils, I'll try to find something just a bit softer. Any recommendations?  ???
Cheers, Val

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Reply #29 on: March 04, 2015, 01:39:12 PM
 :'( those are the same ones I have.
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