Hi Patrick, thank you for liking my pic. I try to do some kind of art every day....but I have had those same feelings that I need to rest a bit. I did take some time off to get my motivation back and it helped. Maybe take a break, it can't hurt. Your work is amazing.Good luck! Let me know if you ever want to talk. Just don't give it up!!
If your work was up in a gallery, it would be a sin to simply just walk past without staring. Your approach is quite unique, it's like a still life that moves. Looks even more amazing with the music I am listening to right now, hahah special effects! Seriously, striking work Patrick. Love the painting of the girl running the tuckshop; definitely hits home for me. I thank you actually.
Hi Pat, yes I have used sanded paper, have to say - it is perfect for pastels, but if you paint by fingers, you will need good gloves - to protect your fingers, I have usually problem with it :o)))). If you see my gallery on www.ivetaautratova.com, there is written when I used the paper :o))). I am happy you try different things, you have a great talent!!! Have a lovely day, happy New Year my frined!!!!!!!
Thanks Pat, you are so kind!!! Yes I do oil too, but not too often. I love both medias, both has sometnihg great :o))), pastel is very gentle and you dont have to wait for drying, oil is very different and also beautiful :o)))), you cannot cover the art by glass :o)). I use pastel pencils too for details :o)).
You do beautiful art, continue my friend!!!!! Happy New Year, happy time for you :o))!!!
hi again Patrick if you look at the side you'll see lots more from Colin Bradley I found his tips etc a great help when I started with pastels. Like you I'm self taught & have learnt from books, DVDs online links,etc -- amazing what you can find online !! In the end though I think you find your own way of doing things & what works for you.Yes I layer colours watch Colin Bradleys videos on YouTube I'm sure there'll help you. Lyn x
Hi Pat, i tried oil pastels myself, i didn't like them much. I love to put in lots of details and that isn't just possible. I blend the pastels with terpentine, and that gives a really smooth look. I only draw a rose with them, that looked fine. Maybe for bigger and loose drawings it is great. Now i use soft and hard pastels and for details pastelpencils. They work great and i just love the soft look and texture. I'm not great at it, but i'll practice with them. It is a pitty that you've spend so much money and end-up so dissapointed. one way you could still use them, is to make big sketches or abstract work. I will try mine to loosen up a bit, at least with my sketching.
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