|'An Island Walk' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis $75 click here|
If a picture is worth a thousand words than a video is even better. Especially when it comes to art demos. I am often asked to explain how I make my marks with pastels. It is a challenge to explain it with word and pictures. It is so much better to show!
So the topic for my new You Tube video is Mark Making. I talk about the way I prefer to apply pastels and show you the various ways I make my marks. I also discuss the issue of the amount of pressure I use.....whisper vs. shout. It is a 12 minute video and I'd love for you to check it out!
Today's Nantucket Island paintings illustrate some of my favorite ways to apply pastel.
|'The Evening Glow' 6x6 pastel $75|
In this painting I used a variety of marks. I used light whisper strokes to layer colors in the sky and sand. I used heavier shouting marks in the sunlit foliage and the water. I also used some linear marks both in the grasses and in the sky.
|chart of the various ways I apply pastel|
Now Available: If you would like to see a complete landscape demo in PDF booklet format it is available in my Etsy shop. I plan to introduce a new demo download every month so I can share more than space allows here on the blog!