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Monday, December 17, 2012

A Small Pastel Set Up In Action

'Poppy Happiness'      2.5 x 3.5     pastel     ©Karen Margulis

It was a beautiful day at sea.  We are on our way to the Virgin Islands and it was calm seas, blue skies and puffy white clouds. The breeze was light and refreshing. I couldn't have asked for more ideal lounge chair painting conditions!

I decided to paint with my pastels today so I took my small Plein Air bag up to the Lido deck and found a nice lounger in the sun.  To set up for painting I put down a small piece of vinyl tablecloth to protect the chair from any pastel dust.  I opened up my box of pastels and took out my small foamcore support board and taped down my 2.5 x 3.5 paper. I also took out my small bag of baby wipes so I can keep clean.

I brought some reference photos to use but I decided to work on a series of poppy paintings. I had fun with composition and color on these little ones!  It was a great day to be painting outside.

** I am trying to post a photo of my set up but I am having technical difficulties. I can't complain about the satellite internet service but I will have to try tomorrow to post more photos. I'm late for dinner!

1 comment:

Heather Nibert said...

Very luscious colors, great job!