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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:02 AM

During my 2 weeks holiday in France I sketched every day the sky just after sunset. The sky and the trees were sketched with a set of 12 soft pastels. The farm with pastel pencils. The original are A4-format. I had great difficulty in sketching the trees. The dark green pastel was to light, the black and brown to dark... I tried to mix them, but I'm not always satisfied with the result.
I wanted to present them all 12 together, but due to the limitation of 125 kb I present the sketches in two parts. Hope you like it.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:02 AM

And the second week.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:36 AM

Jef,

Very nice and a good record of the evening sky on your time in France. You had 5 very clear evenings and several other promising ones. I think I can detect the sun moving back to true West in your drawings.

Frank :)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:19 AM

Jef,

very artistic. I like all of them. It was a wonderful idea to sketch the same scene at different time.

And I know, drawing trees with pastel is not trivial. I tried and the result leaves much to be desired. But you did a great job especially in the second set.

Jean

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

Jef,
I really like your impressionistic approach to these sunsets.Very nice!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:32 PM

Jef, it's really neat how you documented the sky over a period of time. I especially like sketches 8, 10 and 11.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:58 PM

Thanks Jef. Great catch, and something that really is fun to do. Try it in the morning sometime just after full moon and you can catch moon sets. Also a fun task.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Jef,

Very nice sketches of the sunsets :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:53 AM

Thanks all for the positive comments.

I think I can detect the sun moving back to true West in your drawings.

Before starting with the project I didn't know it would be possible to see the movement of the sun.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

Jef.

It's truly excellent.

Andre.






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