|'Surf's Up' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Today I felt like painting some surfers at the beach. I had taken photos of a group of surfers at Deerfield Beach Florida on my January visit. I thought they would be fun to paint in a square format. I cut some grey Pastelmat into 6x6 squares and took out some Terry Ludwig pastels.
Pastelmat paper is fun to work on because it grabs the pastel so well. It is great practice for making bold strokes. You can blend on it but it seems like you need a few layers to allow the pastels to blend. I'd rather practice using less layers and more thoughtful strokes.
These were fun and I am glad I took a surfing break! These little detours are needed and the downtime and play are what is often needed so the next breakthrough can happen.
|'The Surf is Calling' 6x6 pastel|