|'Old Town Hollyhocks' 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas ©Karen Margulis sold|
The hollyhocks wanted to be painted today. I decided to paint them in acrylics and after I blocked in the background it occurred to me that I could use the acrylic paint for an underpainting for a pastel version of the hollyhocks. I got out a piece of Wallis sanded paper and did a quick underpainting with the leftover background paint.
Now I am fired up! A series is born! I am excited to get back to the acrylic painting. Why did I wait so long to paint hollyhocks? They are so much fun! So much fun that after I am done with the acrylic I cut some leftover scraps of Diane Townsend which is nice and thick and painted three mini Hollyhock paintings with the leftover paint. I also did an acrylic close-up of a hollyhock to which I will add ink lines. I am not one to waste a drop of paint! I will post the other paintings this week and I plan to do a demo of the pastel version tomorrow.
|The results of an inspired afternoon of painting hollyhocks|
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