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Wildflowers
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Published: April 15, 2010
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Visited family over the weekend and my grandmother had bought a 30x40" canvas for me to paint something on so she could hang it over her fireplace. She wanted something colorful for the spring and summer so we looked through pics she had taken of flowers around the house.
Had fun working loosely with the brightest colors in my palette :)
Pastel on canvas 30x40"
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EDIT: A big thank you to owl00 and wdwparksgal for getting my picture to be featured as a DD!!! What a wonderful surprise to start the day :D
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Vaemi's avatar
Vaemi|Student Traditional Artist
What beautiful warm colours! Very eye catching, great work.
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cliffordRH's avatar
Wish I could buy this for my living room.
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fluckyfluke|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah ! Brings a smile on the face ! Good work and excellent colours
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ekaknr|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely colors ! Well Done !
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Toash's avatar
awesome :clap: :clap: :clap:
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fernandopires|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful piece of art! Great job! I love the way you blended in the colors :) It transmits a sense of harmony
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Agathee|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soft pastels or oil pastels? i'm impressed!
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ClintCearley|Professional General Artist
Soft pastels, Rembrandts to be exact.
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TranquilRuins|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed this is so beautiful, great work.
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FezDesigns|Student Traditional Artist
what kind of pastel did you use?
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ClintCearley|Professional General Artist
They are Rembrandt soft pastels. Since the canvas had a LOT of tooth and would have taken forever covering it normally I used acetone on a brush to moisten the pastel so I could briefly paint with it and tone the surface. Unlike water, acetone dries within seconds so you can go back over it very quickly.
Rembrandts are the best all-around soft pastel, there are some better like Sennelier (sp?) but the difference in price isn't worth it most of the time. Stay away from anything with the word "Student" on it as they have half the pigment and twice the binder.
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FezDesigns|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for these tips :)
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BeachsideBlue's avatar
This is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.
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zevl's avatar
Nice work :clap:
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RebeccaTripp|Professional Traditional Artist
That's simply divine!
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beautifully done :) love the colors and textures-must look wonderful in person :)
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meggy90's avatar
Such a lightness
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davepuls|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured :star: in this month's news features for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]
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alicexz|Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this.... the expressive brushwork is amazing! And the contrast between the colors is so striking.
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RoadZero|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though seems to be drawn with loose big strokes, it's really detailed in the places where it needs to. Your technique with pastels and your vision are both awesome.
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ClintCearley|Professional General Artist
Thx :)
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Wing-Giver1|Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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