|'The Clearing' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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I begin with the Spring of 2013. It was all about pastel workshops. I love taking workshops both for the things I learn and for the camaraderie of my fellow artists. There is something wonderful about having a few days devoted solely to art. (It is also a great way to see the country when a workshop involves travel!) In the Spring of 2013 I took two workshops....one with Doug Dawson in Florida and another with Elizabeth Mowry here in Atlanta. They were both excellent workshops and very inspiring. You can read more about them here:
Doug Dawson shared some things that have had a big impact on how I approach a painting. He shared his method for doing thumbnails and blocking in a painting. I love his approach! One of the exercises we did in the workshop was to do a few thumbnails from our photos. For today's painting I used one of the thumbnails I did in the workshop but didn't have a chance to paint.
|Block in colors and thumbnail|
|Block in by Value|
Tomorrow I share another adventure and painting so be sure to come back! What adventures did you have in 2013?