|'Evening Comes Quietly' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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after the sun sets
the forest begins to glow
and the fireflies dance
|Before I organized I emptied the shelves filled with boxes of pastels|
- If you are new to pastels or still building your collection I recommend taking them out of the manufacturer's box and putting the pastels together in a box such as the Heilman Box. This way you can organize them by color and value. It is much easier to paint when you don't have to hunt and peck through several boxes.
- If you already have a studio box with plenty of pastels then keep it stocked but by all means keep some of the specialty sets separate. I like to keep special pastels such as iridescents in their own box. I also like to keep sets put together by my favorite artists in a separate box. I have my McKinley set, a Jimmy Wright set and a Stan Sperlak set in their own boxes. I like to use these sets sometimes just for a fun challenge.
|My Special Pastel Boxes|
|My Pastel Corner|
I feel great now that it is done. I am excited to get painting now! I have just a few more areas of the studio to organize and then I am done!
Today's painting is a 16x20 demo that I did for my recent workshop with the Lake Toxaway Art Guild. I finished it at home and changed the time of day to twilight. Look closely for the fireflies!