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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A New Daisy Painting

'Crazy Daisies' 6x6 pastel
I am calling this one 'Crazy Daisies' because I had so much fun with the underpainting....I went a little crazy! I used my new Schmincke watercolors and I sure can tell the difference from the student grade set I had been using. You can see how intense and vibrant the colors are. It made putting the pastel on just like frosting a cake. I used Great Americans for the pastels.
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8 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Karen, I like this a lot. The under painting is almost a stand alone. :) The final daisies are beautiful with lovely rich colors. Thanks for sharing the process.

sandra scott said...

Hi Karen,
I hope your announcement has something to do with online classes !! Sandra Scott

Karen said...

Thanks Jo! I appreciate it. I really enjoyed the new watercolors and can even see me trying them for an actual watercolor painting!

Karen said...

Hi Sandra,
Good guess!!! Keep watching :)

Jennifer Redstreake Geary said...

ah I love this!! I love daisy flowers :-) Very lovely!

Karen said...

Thanks Jennifer! It is so much fun to paint daisies! One of my favorites too!

Cynthia said...

Yes, good old German Watercolors,,,the only ones I use.
What!!!?? Are you really going to do online classes???

Lori McNamara said...

This is so cool! I love how it came out from the under painting! Thanks for the comment on my blog!