Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mountain Haybales

'Morning in the Mountains' 8x10 pastel
Today's painting is the demo I did for my class today. We talked about using underpaintings for our pastel paintings. Our focus today was on doing a complementary color underpainting. I chose this scene because it was very green and I felt that the complementary colors would help give the greens some variation and life.


Jane Hunt said...

This is beautiful! I'd love to feature you on my blog
Take a look and let me know if you're interested.

Chris Chalk said...

Hi Karen, I think your under painting here does indeed make this painting sing. Great colours with a ethereal quality. Good work. I like it. Keep creating, Chris

Karen said...

Hi Chris,
Thank you! I'm glad it worked for this painting. I need to remember to do it again!

Karen said...

Thank you very much! I would be honored to be featured on your blog. Your work is wonderful by the way! My email is