Sketches, Pastel on paperDuring a class we skeched each other during 10 to 15 minutes. No erased allowed.Of course the result is not perfect (approximate likeness, proportion errors) but this is a really good exercice.
"Deborah, I forgot one more trick. Some of the paints I use are transparent or semi-transparent (Paynes grey, ultramarine blue, naphtol red, pyrrole orange). So the underpainting is visible and brush strokes are softer.
I try to mix colors with…"
"Hello Deborah, Sarah, Charles! Thank you very much. Deborah you are way too generous!
Some of my edges are soft because I paint them several times. I don't use gel for that purpose. Actually, every time I have a new color on my brush I try it…"
"All of your stages pictured look pretty good to me, Philippe - but, yes, I know the feeling. I have started to expect the phase of a painting when it just looks bad but it is still uncomfortable. Your process is very organized and looks great!"
"This is a masterpiece Philippe! The perspective is spot on. I love the way the bridge frames the buildings in the distance. The colors...using orange against the blue and keeping the palette simple is so appealing, achieving both harmony and…"
Philippe, i am so totally impressed by all the people in your paintings. i so want to try people, i just dont know where to begin. i guess i am not very brave haha. the more i look at yours, the more i want to try it though. you inspire me :)
Philippe..thank you for your kind words regarding my art work..I;ve been painting for years but I still have a long way to go! Your art is beautiful and I love the thoughts behind each of your paintings! Keep them coming!
Philippe - we are not supposed to critique works posted in the "photo" section, that is why I have hesitated. If you block off the left side of "Explosions" along the diagonal line of the background value shift, you will see a very nice, cheerful painting on the right side. Now block off the right side along the same line. The left side of the painting is quite drab by comparison, with lots of mid values but no light values except a few streaks of white. There is no unity between the two sides of the canvas. I think you need some bold light values on the left side to give it more life and provide a better sense of unity.