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Old 06-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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I haven't posted in a very long time on the forum. Here is a pastel I just completed. 16 x 20 on sanded gator foam board. Just beginning to do portraits in pastel.

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Old 07-11-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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I find posting in other than oil painting is no mans land. If I miss you as a new painting, it my never get seen again the way I have my computer settings. I also think we have a lot more readers than posters here. Me being one. A comment is all I can muster, as I am not so sure any critique I give is going to be relevant to your work. I have my own prejudices which are not mainstream and in this economy, maybe not the one to listen to!

I like the straight forward color, bright and suitable to a child. I even would swear I know this little one. She doesn't live in Arizona does she?

Final thought: No news is good news! If we have nothing to say, perhaps it requires no other comment! Quite a sweet portrait.
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Nice start. Hope to see more of your work here.
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Thank you Debra and Claudemir for taking the time to look. I must admit, I have not participated on the forum for a long time. I do come and look often though.

No Debra, she lives actually with me, it's my granddaughter and we live in Louisiana, the state where half of us are under water and the other half are under indictment, HA!

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #6
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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Sara,

Thanks for the critique. I did buy "Painting Children's Portraits in Pastel" by Wende Caporale. I will continue to push myself in working with the pastel. I enjoy it, but must say, the halftone and shadow tones require careful observation.

I have a limited number of pastels right now, compared to what I see other artists have. I am gradually building up my supply. I did buy a set of shadow colors by Unison.

I should have done more work on the dress. I am also trying not to overblend the work.

Thank you for your comments and time

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