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Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunflower with Texture

'Flowing Free' 8x10 pastel
I tried a different technique for this sunflower painting. I used Diane Townsend paper which is her own home made surface on a watercolor type paper. I started with a first layer of harder pastels over which I painted Golden pastel ground. That liquified the pastel and added more tooth to the paper. When it dried I added softer pastels. I loved working over the texture left by the pastel ground. I will be trying this some more!

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Mariela said...

Hi Karen I love this work...
Can you please tell me what is the pastel groung??

Karen said...

Thank you Mariela. It is sold by Golden and comes in a jar and is called Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels.

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Barbara said...

Hi Karen, It is fun to see someone else try a similar process to the one I've used recently. Your result is beautiful. I love all the broken color!

Meg said...

Magnificent painting (as are so many of yours)!

Meg Chandler