|'Hope Valley' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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It is easier said than done. Even once you have narrowed down your subject or focus, the scene can still include an overwhelming amount of details.
Take this scene from Hope Valley California near Lake Tahoe. I had a wonderful visit to this beautiful part of the country for a Richard McKinley workshop 2 years ago. I wanted to paint the scene in my photo. I liked the river winding back to the fir trees. But the photo had so many trees and bushes. If I put all of them in I might end up with a spotty mess!
|My reference photo along with my mini pastel study|