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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
12 sunsets in pastel
      #5392721 - 08/29/12 07:02 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

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.

Edited by Jef De Wit (08/29/12 07:05 AM)


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5392722 - 08/29/12 07:02 AM Attachment (24 downloads)

And the second week.

Edited by Jef De Wit (08/29/12 07:03 AM)


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frank5817
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Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5392749 - 08/29/12 07:36 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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JeanB
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Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: frank5817]
      #5392887 - 08/29/12 09:19 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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mdowns
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Reged: 06/12/10

Loc: Englewood,FL
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: JeanB]
      #5393289 - 08/29/12 01:55 PM

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


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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: mdowns]
      #5393908 - 08/29/12 08:32 PM

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

Ed D


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rolandlinda3
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Reged: 01/24/06

Loc: Crozet VA 22932
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: Ed D]
      #5393949 - 08/29/12 08:58 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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niteskystargazer
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Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5394753 - 08/30/12 11:18 AM

Jef,

Very nice sketches of the sunsets .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: frank5817]
      #5394810 - 08/30/12 11:53 AM

Thanks all for the positive comments.

Quote:

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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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: 12 sunsets in pastel new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5395632 - 08/30/12 08:57 PM

Jef.

It's truly excellent.

Andre.


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