Chalk pastels

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    Last summer, I was in Michael's, and got a wild hair up my behind. I decided I wanted to try my hand at some type of artwork, as I had never tried before, and didn't think I could do it. I bought some supplies for watercolor, and chalk and oil pastels. I took my new stuff home, and started playing with it, not having any idea what I was doing, but I persisted, because if there is one trait that I have deeply ingrained in me, it is persistence. :razz:

    I have discovered that what I really enjoy is the chalk, no matter the style. I like portraits and landscapes as a rule. The landscapes because of the wide variety of colors and possibilities, and the portraits as it is a challenge to try and capture personality traits. A couple of months ago, my son was here, and he took a pic of me working on a portrait of my dad, unbeknownst to me, until he emailed it to me. Here's a link to some of the stuff I've done, and a couple of pix.

    http://s1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc435/lizzylouandmetoo/
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    Never met the kid, but I've seen the light house on Mount Desert Island.

    Great stuff for a self taught beginner!
     
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    Nice!! :thup:
     
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    You never met the kid, because it's one of my granddaughters. :badgrin:
     
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    Very nice lizzie, you have that Monet thing going on....a la Monet in this one. I believe have seen your work somewhere before.



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    very nice...keep painting...
     
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    Gorgeous, Lizzie! Thanks for sharing! :)
     
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    monet? really? i will just take that as your not really into art that much

    nice very nice....you should offer your work for parents and pet owners.....

    i am still puzzled by the monet comment
     
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    more winslow homer

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    this would be nice for multi pets owners....you could just do each pet on a big sheet.....
     

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