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At 11:01pm on September 3, 2013, Kat said…

Hi Patrick ! I can't draw at all! I'm taking an art class once a week and the teacher is trying to help me to draw.It's very difficult for me. Also I have never worked with oil.

At 10:40pm on September 3, 2013, Kat said…

Patrick, I really love your work, it's beautiful

At 10:29pm on September 3, 2013, Kat said…

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!!

At 11:55am on September 2, 2013, Carmelita Cornelius said…

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.

At 4:42pm on August 28, 2013, Jan Heck said…

Patrick, What an awesome artist ! Didn't see one picture I didn't enjoy looking over.

At 1:03pm on December 26, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

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!!!!!!!

At 1:39pm on December 24, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

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))!!!

Iv

At 4:56pm on December 22, 2012, Iveta Autratová said…

Love your amazing works Patrick!!!!!

At 2:26pm on December 22, 2012, Lyn Pilgrim said…

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

At 11:21am on December 22, 2012, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Hi Patrick thank-you For taking the time to look at my gallery & for your kind comment. Yes I use pastel pencils less messy then soft pastels !!

Here's a link I thought you may find helpful about pastel pencils    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zigo1G70ww

I'm only too happy to help so give us a shout okay ? I've really enjoyed looking through your gallery at all your work, have a great weekend, Lyn x

At 1:01pm on December 11, 2012, Riya said…

Hi Pat, thank you for the friendrequest, it is great to say 'Hello' to an 'old' friend.

At 12:19pm on December 11, 2012, Riya said…

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.

At 8:25pm on December 9, 2012, Riya said…

Hi Pat, thanks for your nice comment. I am a member since 1 week now and i really like this site. It looks great, great artists and here i can upload some of my digital art too.

At 2:42pm on December 9, 2012, Riya said…

Hi Pat, Nice seeing you here.

At 1:02am on December 7, 2012, Carla Cryptic said…

Enjoyed your slideshow. :D

At 8:03pm on December 6, 2012, eugene robert budden said…

hi patrick, thanks for the comment, i have been painting for a little over two years now!!

At 12:20pm on November 13, 2012, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…

Welcome to the Art Colony, Patrick!  If you have any art-related questions, please feel free to post in the forums or groups, where your fellow artists will be happy to help you out. When you get the chance, it would be fun to see some of your art.  Above all, enjoy the site!

Su (Moderator)

At 4:40am on November 13, 2012, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Hi Patrick, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

Be sure to read through the Member Guidelines, which explains things like what type of art you can post and what you can't - for instance, nudes and photography are not permitted.

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

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