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Postby BYart » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:25 pm

Hi All,
I just finished this pastel, again for practice. Needed to work on a few things like showing shine (sun reflection), and also depth through muscle tone.
Horses are a difficult subject, even though they are one of my favs. Since they have so many muscles, I wanted to try to work on my rendering in that area. Again, just a practice piece, but would welcome comments as to any improvement in my technique. Thanks!

Pastel on Ampersandbord 14 x 11.
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Postby Guenn Eona Nimue » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:49 pm

Charming, especially that adorable foal! I never worked with pastels for some reason, but you really seem to "have it down". How are the dogs doing, by the way?

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Postby BYart » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:41 am

Guenn Eona Nimue wrote:Charming, especially that adorable foal! I never worked with pastels for some reason, but you really seem to "have it down". How are the dogs doing, by the way?

Guenn


Thanks for looking Guenn!
I love Pastels, and they offer me the control(pastel pencils) when I need to achieve more intricate detail. I've tried acylics, but my
ush technique just wasn't giving me my (anal retentive :lol: ), detailed results that I'm passionate about. I've also worked in Colored pencils, but the time consuming(weeks on end) chore to put down multiple layers to achive depth, rivaled my patience level. So, for now, I've settled into Pastels.
The "fur kids" are fine, meaning Gena, my Great Dane, and my newest addition which is Indy, a Doberman. They finally settled into getting along nicely. I will post some pics of them as I get the time. He, Indy, is a character...taken some retraining(he had plenty of bad habits), but now all is good! Thanks for asking! :wink:
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:14 pm

I really like this work. And I like the type paint your useing. I ofcourse, try a little painting a time or two. But with the kind of work I see your doing. I think next time. I'll try the pincels.
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Postby BYart » Sun May 01, 2011 11:19 am

Thanks John!
I use a variety of
ands of Pastel sticks-Winsor & Newton, Rem
andt and a few Kolinor. I use pastel pencils for the details, and the
ands I use are Stabilo(CarbOthelo), and Conte, with a few Rem
andts mixed in. I've tried other
ands, but to date, these are my favs.
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Sun May 08, 2011 4:10 am

i dont no what that is called in blue but it is eye popping ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,great detail on the horses also ,,,,,,,,,,,,,very nice work indeed :>)
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Postby BYart » Sun May 08, 2011 10:52 am

oilpainter2247 wrote:i dont no what that is called in blue but it is eye popping ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,great detail on the horses also ,,,,,,,,,,,,,very nice work indeed :>)


Thanks Mike! It is called a halter. Thanks so much for viewing and noice comment! :D
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Postby krysta11 » Mon May 09, 2011 6:19 am

Hi Barb,

You were born to paint horses. You create master pieces.
Very proud to be your friend.
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Postby BYart » Mon May 09, 2011 9:48 am

krysta11 wrote:Hi Barb,

You were born to paint horses. You create master pieces.
Very proud to be your friend.
krysta


Thanks Krysta! Your feeling about friendship is mutual my friend! :D
I don't know if anyone remembers, while I was still in IL. I was on ebay one night, and bid and won, an old workbook by Walter Foster. It was "How to Draw Horses". I was so excited as I had that very book as a young child. Back then, horses were all I drew and painted, because I love them so. Their beauty and gracefulness to me is a challenge and pleasure to capture. I realized I needed to focus on my first love, horses. And even though i do other subjects on occassion, I feel I am to paint mainly horses, just as I took such pleasure in as a young child, so I am practicing, practicing, practicing! :D
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Postby Singular » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:11 pm

Beautiful painting Barb.
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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:48 am

So beautiful!
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Postby johnbriner » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:33 am

fantastic work! just practicing? But it looks like you're a real professional with that work! The shine that you're saying were in, in fact they look real. I really adore your work! Great job! Keep on posting more!
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Postby paulabettam » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:03 pm

hi this is so charming a very beatiful scene from paula
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