|'A Moment of Silence' 24x36 pastel on Pastelbord ©Karen Margulis|
Painting Large was so exhilarating! It was like dancing. It wasn't just my hand doing the work it was my whole arm. I had to move! It was great. I loved it and I am already planning my next big one.
|2.5 x 3.5 inch color study|
I was using a 24x36 Pastelbord so I didn't want to mess up to badly and waste a good board. So I did some planning (always a good idea) I did a small color study in the mini size 2.5 x 3.5". This helped me work out the composition and color palette. Once satisfied with the colors I pulled them out of my box and put them in my working tray.
Next I measured on the board to get my big shapes in the right place. Then I painted with no underpainitng....just straight soft pastels on a dark gray Pastelboard. I used Terry Ludwig pastels.
|reference photo and color study|
What size do you prefer painting? I'd love to hear your thoughts.