|'Simple Pleasures' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
There is always time for a simple landscape!
I had three pieces of the black Artagain paper already taped to a board along with a few possible reference photos. I often set up paper and photos when I do have time and set them aside for those times when I am very busy. That is the key to getting in my daily paintings!
- To keep it simple I decide to set a time limit of 20 minutes and use the pastels I have out from recent paintings. As Tim Gunn says "Make it Work!"
- I am painting on paper with very little to no tooth so I have to use a minimal amount of strokes. You can see the paper showing. I am only using one or two layers of pastel
- I am simplifying the scene by blocking in the big shapes first and then adding the details (flowers)
I feel better now that I have painted! Now back to packing.