|'Field of Dreams' 11 x 14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Sometimes you find beauty where you least expect it. I came across this tangle of wildflowers in the parking lot of the Moab Utah visitor's center. I wasn't expecting them. Maybe some cacti but not these wonderful prairie wildflowers. I took several photos and forgot about them.
Today I was working on some unfinished paintings. I had this underpainting but didn't have the original reference photo. I thought it would be perfect for my Moab wildflowers. Below you can follow along as I developed the painting from the underpainting of big simple shapes to the finish. I never start with the flowers and grasses.....these come after I establish the underlying structure. Enjoy this demo and I welcome any questions at all about my process!