Hi Mary, I was on OA as John Mel but I have given my full name on this site. I intend to keep my page open on OA in the hope that the site might improve but I will not hold my breath. I am trying Art Colony in the meantime.
Thanks for the Help and advice Mary. I just wish I'd got involved in art years ago because there are so many different thing to do and learn , I didn't even sketch or paint before two and a half years ago. I didn't even do painting with my children my wife got that messy job, I just helped with the Lego and macano which suited my mechanical mind I didn't have an artistic bone in my body back then....it's strange how things have changed
Thanks for all you help mary. When some pennies arrive back in the bank I'll get some paper and give pastels another try.. I should look at YouTube a bit more to pick a few ideas how best to use them I always just dive in with no idea what I'm doing but at least I have a bit of fun. Best wishes paul
hi Mary, you are most welcome I enjoy looking at your art. I'm doing okay thank-you even planning my next painting not sure how long it'll take though as I can only do a little at a time !! Enjoy your day, Lyn xx
I'll have a look at those papers to see if I can do better, I'll have a try on-line. The papers I've tried are supposed to be good for pastels and I've got three different brands of pastel but after doing a picture as soon as I pick it up I'm left with a pile of dust..do you use a fixant
Just looking at your work , I remember some of it, so beautiful!! & love the new things you are doing. You do such lovely work. Thanks for the nice comments on my work. Just saw some of your lovely birds. Like I said,,Beautiful work
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