|'Oasis in the City' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|The original painting on Pastelbord|
|After a wash with rubbing alcohol|
I pulled out a photo I took at Winnemac park last July. The prairie garden was teeming with bumblebees and coneflowers. I took some closeup photos but I loved this photo of the masses of flowers. (below)
Since we are working on Notans on my Patreon page I decided to do a notan thumbnail so I could simplify the shapes. My notions are below. The top one is not good. I was too literal to the darks and lights in the photon. The bottom version is stronger. But in the end I decided to flip the image to work better with the existing underpainting. That was fun! I love when an underpainting speaks and I choose to listen.
|working with a two value thumbnails|
more on Notan on my Patreon page.
Chicago Here I Come! Would You Like to Paint with Me?I have added a new one day workshop in LaGrange, IL. The workshop is April 29th. I am excited because I can visit my kids in Chicago and spend a day sharing pastel tips and techniques!
Here are the details and registration information: