|'Summer Will Come' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It started with Winter. I had a wonderful reference photo of spent Queen Annes Lace covered in Frost.
|'Frosty Meadow' 8x10 pastel|
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Next comes Spring. The reference for this painting was taken in late Spring. The Queen Anne's Lace has just begun to bloom and the meadows are filled with beautiful Spring Greens. For this painting I used an 8x10 piece of Uart paper 500 grit. I did a turpenoid wash over Nupastels. I used 4 values of pink Nupastel. I tried to leave some of this pink drippy underpainting showing. (click on painting to enlarge and see details)
I have some ideas for the Summer and Autumn Meadow and will start on them next. I have been wanting to try a four season series and Queen Anne's Lace makes an interesting subject since it looks quite different in each season.
Hopefully we won't lose power and I will continue my regular postings!