|'Joy in the Garden' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I decided to work on my watercolor underpaintings. I usually would rush through them anxious to get to the pastels. This time I took it very slow. I would let layers dry and build them up. I ended up with watercolor underpaintings that were much more cohesive and vibrant. I actually ended up adding very little pastel to some of them including this Iris. I really have to remember this day and how in this case slow and steady worked well.
Have you tried watercolor with pastel? It is a wonderful combination and you can read more about watercolor underpaintings in my post here.