|'Summer Meadow' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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|The original painting|
|After a good brush-out|
- When you brush out a painting you are left with a soft and dreamy image and you remove a lot of the detail. The more you brush the more ghost-like your remaining painting will be.
- It is much easier to make changes over the ghost image. For one, you see less detail to bog you down and you also restore the tooth of the paper allowing more layers of pastel. I like to use fixative so that I 'fix' in place the ghost image and I like the texture that results from working over fixative.
- The ghost image allows you to simplify and determine where to paint with the most clarity. One of the things I disliked about my original painting was the fussy detail everywhere. I wanted to simplify and unify some of the busyness.
- Brushing out something you aren't happy with just plain feels good! It is always good to remember that nothing is precious....brush it out and do it over. It's only paper and you might end up with a more pleasing painting!