Saturday, January 10, 2009

contained


Thought I'd have a play with some pastels, they are not my favourite medium and I am still experimenting. I find them a bit messy and don't do what I want them to do. So much for the word contained, the pastels were very hard to contain, I am thinking about some tuition in this as I see some wondrous work done with pastels and am at a loss of how to control this medium. As for the depiction. It is of course a heart, many hearts. I copied it ready to post and then couldn't help myself and decided to copy many together and place in a pattern. The meaning for the word contained in this image, all the emotions that are always described as being in the heart, contained not shown, and with valentines day coming up its time to let those feelings out.....

8 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

What a beautiful heart! I like the delicate pattern etched onto it. I completely agree with you on pastels. So very messy, but also so beautiful. If only I knew the secret of how to work with them!

flower girl said...

nice drawind with pastels =)
Yes I agree with you too!! I have a friend that draws with pastels so beautiful and neat!! LOL..I'm gonna learn from her how to colour with postels someday.. =)

Katie said...

I think you did a good job with the pastels. They aren't my favorite either. Love the colors and nice patterns.

Pea said...

so lovely.I saw some of great paintings of artists like Manet and others in pastels and I was very surprized. You have done a good job! search on you tube you might find a tutorial!

yoon see said...
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yoon see said...

Beautiful take.
Pastels colouring technique could be traced and reinforced in a few methods.
1) The slow and progressive smooth method-use hand and tissue to flatten the desire work.

2)The rough fast sketch method-to see and feel the colour attributes.

3) Combination of these two above and other mediums work well for portrait, still life subject. In fact any subjects...

Don't worry, your work is beautiful. You will be able to get there if you chose to explode and discover.

Good luck!

Btway, your blog link is in my yoonseelink now:
http://yoonseelink.blogspot.com/2009/01/if-challege-artist-blogs.html

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work-- love the shading.

carga said...

Nice composition...