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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Creek Walk" a pastel painting AND "painting with thread" project

My first painting on white Kitty Wallis.  This was a little bit of a struggle.  I found the techniques I used on the PastelBord (for water) did not work on Kitty Wallis.  So I spent more time experimenting, finding a way to work. 

I have a little bonus show-n-tell.  First - a thank you to http://pintangle.com/ for listing me as one of the interesting blogs to visit!  Since Pintangle is a fiber and stitching-related blog, I will show a little stitching project I am working on.  It is of two macaws and I am showing a detail of it.  I am "painting with thread" to fill in the design.  It will take a long, long time ... so don't hold your breath to see this done anytime soon!  I must tell everyone that I did not design this.  It was from an iron-on transfer book I got in 1982!!!!  But I always loved the design and wanted to do a stitching project with it.

6 comments:

LIZ said...

The watercolor/pastel is coming along nicely. It looks very different from your usual. Must be the paper!
I look forward to seeing Mr. Parrot all filled in!

Euphoria said...

I see a lot of details and hard work!!! You should do those bright fishes on this paper!!!

Euphoria said...

I see a lot of details and hard work!!! You should do those bright fishes on this paper!!!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Your watercolor under painting looks really good. I think maybe if it felt differnt that the pastel board, try to use more w/c pigment, and a bit more water with a large brush. Remember a bright under painting is good for the pastle--and all those drips are easily hddden if you like. You are doing really good. I got an email from a lady in Alabama that is going to be at the Mekinnley clinic---Karen Margulies---she is also on the DailyPaintings website and is real nice, so You will get to met her!! Good luck!

Carolyn said...

Thanks ladies, and thanks Ida for the tips. I will look up Karen.

ti-igra said...

Hi, Carolyn! I admire your pastels! The tree superb! These purple and blue shades in the shadows - a charm! You make great strides forward and this is great! You are working on details and it gives a sense of reality! By all means you are pastel whizz! P.S. I hope I did translate right the last sentence... ;-)