Pastels and Watercolors (and a few other art media)

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  1. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    That’s the one! Lol I had the audiobook version on loan from the library, and then it was due back. I had to decide between that or starting another. I needed a break, haha, so I started another. It’s incredibly detailed and a really awesome read. Just a bit dry at times.


     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice sketch Wade. I've used Micron? pens that look similar, in colors (can't think offhand who makes those) to make quilt labels. I can draw/pencil sketch but really don't, I'm more into fabric/needle work, quilting/applique and embroidery, etc.

    I think we all might be staying in and staying home and have time to spend on artwork, crafts, etc. for awhile. Should be no problem with this creative group!
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Thanks! My wife is into knitting and cross-stitching, and she’s recently started getting into fabric/quilting. She took a class on how to use her sewing machine recently.
     
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    A fairly recent oil pastel painting. Practicing with waves and ocean, and felt like trying a figure. I don't do a lot of people, and this was the best I could do.

    Beach sunset final.jpg



    I used Mungyo and Neopastel oil pastels.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    snowbear Oh, hai. I iz bear. Supporting Member

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    Beautiful, Terri.
     
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    Been meaning to read this topic sooner but kept forgetting. Glad I finally got around to reading it, some good stuff. I miss art. Been a long time since I've done more than doodle, I would like to have more time to play around a little.
     
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    Thank you both! :) I made a bunch of changes as I went along with this one, not one of my more decisive efforts. Still have a lot to learn!
     
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    It's not a bad way to occupy our minds during this time. I'm finding that I'd just as soon stay inside like we're being asked to, and paint, rather than try to get out and shoot.

    If you miss art, this might be a good time to get back to it! :)
     
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    Here's another beach scene. I had a photo ref for this one that the photographer shared for us struggling artists. :lol: This was apparently shot in the Pacific NW on a very, very overcast and misty day.

    Oregon coast exercise.JPG


    I was very insecure about trying this one, so I sketched it out first using hard pastels - in this instance, Prismacolor Nupastels. I have a limited set, but it was helpful enough to get me going.

    Here's that Nupastel sketch, which also served as an underpainting, I guess. I sprayed over the chalk with Krylon workable fixative, a couple of passes, then went to work with actual oil pastels to get the final painting above.

    Oregon coast underpainting w Nupastels.jpg

    Man, I think chalk is messy, but I made it worse by trying a different paper. I used Pastelmat, by Clairefontaine. It is a lightly sanded paper, great texture for oil pastels. It was stupid of me to decide to use CHALK first with this paper. No worries, it only took half a box of wipes to clean up. :icon_mad:
     
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