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Friday, August 09, 2013

New Pastel Demo Available...A Very Green Landscape

'Deep in the Hollow'             8x10        pastel         ©Karen Margulis
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I like to paint demos. I really don't mind painting in front of a group and sharing what is going on in my head as a painting develops. I don't mind being interrupted with lots of question. The more the better. Sure not every demo is successful but I always try to make sure that the group learns something. I find that for a shy person I have a lot to say when it comes to talking about my passion.

I have been posting mini demos on my blog for the past two years. But they are condensed versions and don't quite compare to a real live demo. I have been wanting to find a way to share my demos with others without doing a video. I don't have the equipment for that. So when I discovered that Etsy offers sellers the ability to offer digital downloads I thought it would be the perfect way to share a more detailed demo in PDF form.

I put my first digital download mini lesson on painting animal in my Etsy shop a couple of weeks ago. It has been successful and it was fun to put together. I decided I would try to offer a detailed painting demo each month. So after a couple of weeks of work I am pleased to announce my new digital download Demo. This one is on Painting a Very Green Landscape.

Value Thumbnail

Block in
 The demo shows the development of 'Down in the Hollow'. From value study through block -in to the finishing details, this 14 page demo features 30 full color photos with detailed commentary. Under each step of the painting I share exactly what I would talk about in a live in- person demo. The benefit is that you can follow along and spend as much time as you want looking at each step. I cover tips for dealing with a green landscape and how I create distance in a landscape.  If you enjoy the mini demos on the blog I think you will enjoy the expanded PDF demo.

I will still plan on posting mini demos on the blog but I am excited to have a way to share longer more detailed demos with you!  If you would like to give a lesson or demo a try visit my Etsy shop. They are just $6 each and you download the PDF to either print out or read online.
I am offering a discount code for my readers. Use coupon code TRYDEMO for $1 off.

Click HERE to see more about this demo download in my Etsy shop


Debra Fox said...

Karen, you're willingness to share your knowledge and talent is remarkable. Even though I've never taken a formal class, I feel by following your blog that I have received an indepth education painting with pastels. These digital downloads are my next step! Thank you so much for making them available....by the way, I am about to take my first real class in pastels, taught by Lynn Asselta here in Florida. I can't wait!

Karen said...

Thank you so much Debra! I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you for following my blog! Lynn is fabulous! I lover her work and I am sure you will learn a lot. Good luck on your journey! And if you do one of my download demos let me know how you like it!