|'Nantucket Greens' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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|First layers with oranges and violets on orange paper|
So I have plenty of green pastels and plenty of green things to paint in Georgia. How can I make my green paintings more interesting? I could use Albert Handell's suggestion to balance greens with mauves. Read about it here. I can use Richard McKinley's secret to green. If you would like to read more about his secret you can see my post here. He also has an excellent book 'Pastel Pointers' which is a must have for pastelists.
|Plein air painting I did during a Richard McKinley workshop in Hope Valley CA|
For today's painting I used both recommendations. It is good to know these 'secrets' but the trick is learning how to actually use them in a painting! I decided it would be more fun to demonstrate than to try to explain So today's Friday Feature You Tube video will answer the question. I hope you enjoy the video!