|'Up in the Blue Ridge' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Another thing that helps is to limit my strokes. I don't count them (you can if you need to ) but I try to put down a mark and leave it alone.
Smooth paper helps! Working on paper with little or no tooth forces you to be more selective about the marks you make. You don't have too many chances to get it right....resulting in less mud and overworked paintings.
Try some 10 minute limited stroke paintings and see how it helps!
I just got home from a wonderfully relaxing cruise. I need to unpack and get caught up but I was very productive and can't wait to share what I painted!