|'Pumpkin Gourmet' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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I arrived with my little box of pastels from a high school class, excited to try them. The teacher was a sweet woman who didn't teach us a thing about pastels. She had some gourds and pumpkins set up and basically all we did was paint them all day. I was in heaven.
|My first pastel painting November 2004|
I went to the class and the rest is history! Pastel was definitely the right fit for me and Marsha was the perfect first teacher. She made class fun as well as taught us how to get the pastels to do what we wanted. I am still learning but now it is my privilege to pass on what I do know with other aspiring pastelists. I'm glad I somehow managed to save my first pastel paining. It reminds me that practice does indeed help!
Today's painting is the demo I did for my pastel class. I set up some pumpkins for us to paint. Hopefully they too will be inspired to continue painting!
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