|'Desert Sandstorm' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
After the convention we hit the road making stops at Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Grand Canyon and Sedona! It was amazing. I brought along a small pastel kit and painted a 5x7 pastel every day and posted a trip report to the blog. You can go back in the archives and see posts and paintings. Click on June 2013 (on sidebar on the right)
|underpainting for today's painting|
About today's painting: During the convention artists would get together and go paint. The scenery around Albuquerque is awesome! I went out with a group of artists one late afternoon. We arrived at the location which overlooked the Rio Grande just as the weather was starting to go downhill. A large sandstorm was quickly approaching. It was very interesting to see the storm race across the desert.
I took some photos and did a quick sketch. This painting was done from my photos. I used an old unfinished painting on Pastelbord. I first brushed rubbing alcohol over the old painting creating a green- purple underpainitng. It was perfect for the dramatic clouds.
|Daily panting done in Zion National Park 5x7 pastel|