|'Dune Colors' 10x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold|
There is a solution. It takes a little bit of planning and discipline but the resulting color harmony is worth it!
1. Have a plan for your color and do some small color thumbnail studies.
2. Work with a limited palette and choose the pastels you will use before you start painting.
|My butcher tray of pastels used for today's painting|
|Finished painting with the Black and white thumbnail and color study|
Sometimes I would also do a small color study but like value thumbnails I wasn't consistent with them. But I realize that when I do the value and color studies the resulting paintings tend to be more successful. It will now be a part of my painting process. I will consider them as a dress rehearsal for the actual painting....the warm up!
I will be posting more on doing color thumbnails after the A-Z Challenge so be sure to stay tuned!