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January 18, 2010

Graphite and Pastels.

Filed under: aceo,art — by artbythepaintedbrush @ 2:29 pm
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Just popped another couple drawings on, the first one is a large one done in graphite, the cigarette lady, the second is an aceo after Craig Nelson, who does some of the most amazing pastel paintings out, this is done in pastels also, the third one is after Vincent Van Gogh,  another little aceo, done in pastels.

Thank you for the well wishes that were left for me, I got over the pneumonia, but feels like am getting it back again. It was funny but about a week before I got it I was talking to someone on the phone saying I kept smelling and tasting pesticides into my home, which would have to come from the adjoining half house. Then both my dog and I started vomitting every day. In the end I couldn’t breathe anymore and called the doctor out, and they said it was “chemical pneumonia”  I looked this up and it is caused from pesticides, so don’t think I was too far wrong in what I had said on the phone before actually getting it.

I have hardly done any painting now for awhile, been so tired, but have checked most of the blogs I follow each day, as I really love looking at other peoples art, it gives me such pleasure.


  1. Great drawings, I really like the cigarette lady because of the style and era it takes place. I’m a huge fan of pin-up art and art deco styles so this one catches my eye.
    Also be careful with your health and chemicals, myself and my wife stripped about 2000 sq. ft. of wood floors with chemicals, without thinking about wearing a mask (stupid) and it caused all kinds of health issues for us. So be careful and get better!
    As far as your comment on my blog… I’ve never seen a picture of you, but I don’t think you have anything to worry about with statement #2!

    Comment by asmalltowndad — January 18, 2010 @ 3:59 pm |Reply

  2. LOL absolutely loved your list, your sense of humour is amazing, just as your art is. Love them both.

    Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — January 18, 2010 @ 4:12 pm |Reply

  3. Welcome back Paintedbrush. I missed you. The cigarette lady is awesome. I can’t imagine how you work in pastel on a little 2.5 x 3.5 area. Considering that these are wonderful. Love the one done after VanGogh!
    Please look into this chemical thing for you and your dog!

    Comment by lesliepaints — January 18, 2010 @ 11:22 pm |Reply

    • Thank you so much, the cigarette lady I did from one in the paper awhile back, VanGogh, I love his work and the story of his life. I love most of the old masters works and Leonardo Da Vinci especially, what a brilliant man he was. Yes, have to do something for the both of us, as they are still at it.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — January 21, 2010 @ 3:38 am |Reply

  4. I vote for the cigarette gal too! Do be careful with fumes of any kind right now. I had that same issue several years ago, and my lungs were very sensitive for months afterwards. Best wishes for you both.

    Comment by Yousei Hime — January 19, 2010 @ 3:17 am |Reply

  5. i like the second one most.
    Something about the way she’s walking away gives me the impression she’s gonna break someones heart. lol
    Glad you’re well again

    Comment by kseverny — January 20, 2010 @ 2:17 am |Reply

    • Hi kseverny, I did that one from a man called Craig Nelson, his works are beyond beautiful, what a talent he has with pastels. I want to save and get one of his videos, would be worth every cent and more. Thank you.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — January 21, 2010 @ 3:42 am |Reply

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