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Exercise 3 by TeresaClark Exercise 3 by TeresaClark
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Sorry for the size and the ugly sign but is sad to see my work used by others, in any way :faint:

Soft pastels on a real textured paper I found.
33 x 31.5 cm

I'm kind of new with pastels, so your comments or critique will be appreciated :D
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:iconsethfitts:
Wonderful use of color. I really like what is going on in the outer areas of the piece.. The blending there is very nice. I would like to see more blending at the focal point of the piece(red/orange area). It looks like you were heading in that direction but then changed your mind. The impressionistic style is appealing to me.
I would like to see some more of your painterly style in this as well. Mixing the pastel with a medium might be an interesting effect. You could paint the pastel on the paper by mixing the pigment with whatever medium you choose to use.
I enjoy your work(you make wonderful artwork) and I like this piece too. I hope you work more on this piece. I would be interested in seeing the results.
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I do like the colors and the blending at the top and the bottom of the work. I think you have done a great job with blending the pastels in the lower part of it. The composition definitely has a nice mood. It is serene, yet has a lot of energy at the same time because of the warm colors.
The only things I would suggest is blending the colors toward the middle of the composition. Especially the portion of the horizon that is above the middle line. Plus, it seems that the reflection needs a bit more of the orange. Not much, though.
Overall this is very nice.
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aupre Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Digital Artist
rad
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:iconteresaclark:
TeresaClark Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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aupre Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
bleak
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:iconteresaclark:
TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
hehe well it is inspired in an arctic sunset so it may as well be somewhat bleak...
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aupre Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Digital Artist
spose we won't be showing this one on the mag
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
huh?
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the colours and shapes,well done my friend"=D =D
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Grazie mile :D
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Pluto52 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem,congratulations!=D
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StaviArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very nice!
Giora
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Giora :D
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StaviArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Ypu are welcome!
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Expell-HUN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This wonderful work had been featured in my journal, I hope you don't mind :iconflowerplz:

[link]
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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delfin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
this is more abstract, and the texture of the canvas/paper is quite mesmerizing.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can't recall why I bought that paper, it is way over textured and thick... but in this case I guess it worked right -although it made blending an issue ;)
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delfin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
i think it leaves a lot of light (the untouched white areas under the texture) which shows through the colours.
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awww thank you so much :hug:
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Olga-Zervou Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
:love: featured [link]
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you Olga, I have to take a careful look at all your features because there are great works there (better than me no doubt :nod: )
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Olga-Zervou Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Teresa i admire your art!!! :heart:
no doubt :)
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I've featured this in my journal, if you don't mind.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awww thank you :hug:
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DelaneyLaFae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
:D
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I like this one. Reminds me of 'impression: soleil levant.' But I think you might need some more blending and a little less white. The whites in the reflection/shadow do disturb a little, imho.

Anyhow: it's looking very fine :)

sorry for the very late reply!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks to you for commenting :D
The whites are actually not so whites, but my camera seems to have trouble capturing the yellows :P
There's not much I can do about this now but I'll take into consideration your comments for the next pastel ;)
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
ah, that's the problem ^^

What disturbed me was mainly the 'beginners show white' thing. Skilled artists like you usually don't show the paper.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for calling me "skilled" honey :hug: but I am actually a beginner with pastels ;) but as you say, I intend to learn quickly.

Now it is impossible for me to do those large oils (money and space) and I am kind of, not really blocked, but trying to go in a different direction without really knowing where...

When they say this looks like Turner, it is nice for the things I like to achieve but I definitely don´t want to be just a Turner copy cat :P
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
well hey, you áre skilled ;)

Augh. Money is always a problem. Happily there are jobs, but then there's still the whole 'I'm alive so I need food' thing. Sometimes it would just be easier to be an undead vampire or something. :B

Turner is nice, indeed. But copy catting isn't, true there too ^^ I think they just need some time before they'll look like Teresa's again ;)
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hey Peggy! I love this in small view, because the colours all blend together, kind of like a Turner painting. I love the light and the impressionistic style.
Unfortunately it loses some of that magic when you go to close up view, and you can see the texture of the paper and lines work of the pastels. Feel free to critique my work any time. :wave:
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for your comment, I am still learning with pastels so it is very helpful.

btw my name is Teresa ;)
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karincharlotte Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Sorry about that, Teresa! I saw your painting on Peggy Minton's webpage, and carelessly assumed it was hers. Sorry about the mistake.
:wave:
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's ok ;) this critique stuff may be confusing for watchers :D
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BRipin Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
I really like the concept here, the vivid colors and mood. I do agree that some more blending here and there would be good. By the way, most pastelists do not fix the work after completion, it tends to make the work darker and loses the texture - but that is a matter of personal opinion.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
I will not touch this anymore, but I'll do more pastels taking your considerations in mind :D
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BRipin Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
One advantage to using fixative is that you can then apply more pastel over it without mixing.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ohhh I see -I'll have this in mind too ;)
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ric3188 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I'd write a critique if my membership would let me!
I really like this, it has immediacy, depth and vibrancy. I see some people have suggested more blending towards the centre of the picture but I think this may blur more than enhance. The only criticism I would make is that the shading of the orange colour should have gone in a horizontal direction around the vertical black mark in the centre. This would, I think, have helped with the blending ( I hope you understand that! ).

You should definitely do more of these. There is a Turner-ish feel to this.

Ric
~ric3188
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for your critique Ric!

To blend or not to blend... we´ll never know because just before taking the photo I sprayed some lacquer to it, I was so eager... :eager: too late I realized the paper may not hold more pastel :P

Yes I understand the suggestion about the horizontal near the vertical.

All this should make me do it better next time -and I intend to do a lot more pastels :D
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ukapala Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This resembles the work of William Turner, mostly.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
I know... can´t help it. When I painted underwater scenes it was easier to lose the influence ;)
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EmersonStem Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
i like your use of brush strokes! :D
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
although here I used only my fingers ;)
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EmersonStem Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
haha
well you did an awesome job at making it look like brush strokes! :D
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
:w00t:
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really love your delicate touch with this - you have a good sense of when to blend and when to leave the rougher textured look
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
I do feel the lower part of the black should've been more blended now, but it's too late, I already applied laquer to it :P
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jamie017 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Sorry, don't know much about pastels,but I think that is a beautiful work of art...
jamie
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