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Lajets

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on: June 06, 2015, 12:52:19 AM

Yes the man in front is 100 in August so I thought why not do a pastel of him.  Silly me what was I thinking of here it is so far advice not only needed but appreciated.

Back ground story to this picture He was 98 almost 99 and was asked to fill in for the finals I think triples  pennants   Lawn Bowls my hubby in the background I believe 2014 and yes they won.

I have gone over a few times due to having a lot of trouble with fixative for some reason goes blotchy I am not sure of the paper only details it was bought about 2008 at a art shop it was for pastel work.


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Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 05:13:39 PM
I really love these figures!  So hard to do but quite effective here.  Here are a few thoughts but it is YOUR art and no change may be the best.  I would change the value of the back figure's shirt to distinguish it from the front shirt a bit.  I would work on the hedge and trees.  Right now they have that lollipop shape and are all the same size.  Why not vary the size and shape a bit.  If you used some bluish greens, they might recede a bit more.  I find that very dark purple works great with green pastels to be the shadows in trees.  Also, just a few side strokes in a tree gives the impression without too much else.  Take a look at Karen Margulis's trees in her blog. It is called "Painting My World" Or check out some of these tree shapes and colors by Bethany Fields, http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1379956  Hope this helps.
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Lajets

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Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 11:28:25 PM
Thanks for the tip the trees have been my headache and when reading your post the drawing lessons flashed back at me. The original photo had part of the bowling club  just too busy so without planning threw the trees in without planning. Lesson learnt the more I tried to improvise the bigger the problem hence the post.  Will try to improve and post it again thanks


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Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 04:18:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: With a few tweaks as Lynn suggested, you will have painted a beautiful and memorable picture. You can be so proud of your work.




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Lajets

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Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 03:05:56 AM


Hmm I dabbled around with the trees only so far had to try and get rid of those images of lollipops still a working progress. Thanks Patricia also for your comments


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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 04:52:51 AM

Looks great, you did well by changing the trees.  I just have a concern for the square under the middle tree, my eye is always drawn to it.  Maybe you could continue the yellow grass and add the shadow. Also try to correct the halo   arround  the man's face and back.            Just a thought.  :clap: :clap: :clap: 
The 100 year old man will be ver happy.
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Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 09:53:20 PM

I hope these changes has taken all suggestions

Therese


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Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 02:51:22 AM
   Hi although its been months since I have participated with any classes I thought I should acknowledge that my pastel work for a very dear friend was completed framed and gave to him on his 100th birthday party.  Thankyou for those who encourage me it has been appreciated.  Im hoping to get back into art again very soon.  My absence was due to my darling husband had a major accident and broke his neck I thank you Denise and Nolan for your prayers the second bowler in the picture was actually my husband a little hard to do the final touches while Jim was in hospital but it was his encouragement he insistent I frame it and I thank him for that. 
so hopefully we have to sort some things out and I will be back again trying achieve the classes with a little help and guidance with you sometime we don't know what we love and enjoy  until we nearly lose it.  Many thanks Therese  picture  Frank and his daughter at his 100th party


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Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 03:11:18 AM
Therese, It turned out wonderful and I am sure he absolutely loved it! What a thoughtful gift! I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and I hope and pray he is on the mend!!!
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Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 07:31:58 AM
Therese - Great work on the painting.  I'm sure Frank was thrilled.

Do hope you husband is well on the road to recovery.  Bless you both.

aloha

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Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 10:10:16 AM
Thérese this is a wonderful gift, I am sure Frank was very happy to receive this beautiful painting.  :yippee:
I hope all is well with your husband,  i will ad you to my prayers.   :1hug:
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Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 12:28:06 PM
Fabulous gift :clap: :clap: :clap: Hope your husband recovers soon. Many years back I had a motorcycle accident and walked with a neck brace for 3 years. Fully recovered now.
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Reply #12 on: March 18, 2016, 01:51:51 PM
Theresa, I have just read this post about your husband's unfortunate accident and I pray that he recovers completely.  Bless you for this wonderful gift to your husband's bowling friend.  It was lovely to see it framed for you did a good job.


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Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 08:03:17 AM
Great idea! Stick to it - I always think how the painting I am working on now could be used...
Birthday presents is a great idea. :yippee:
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Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 03:41:29 PM
thanks everyone for your support accessing at the moment with internet is limited as we are hoping to buy a house to meet Jims needs then I will be back on track nearly 12 month on 14 June how life can change. 


 

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