|'Red Rocks Rediscovered' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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A lot of thought goes into planning a good party. Where to have it, what to serve and most importantly, who to invite! A painting is like that too. Lots of thought is needed for a successful outcome. Sure we can wing it....but having certain things under control makes it more enjoyable....both a party and a painting!
When planning a painting I begin with the design. How will I compose my scene? What are my big shapes and how will I arrange them. Next I concentrate on the values of each shape. What is dark? Light? Medium? And finally I worry about color. That is where the party planning really starts.
What colors should I invite to my Party?
|the original plein air painting done at the first Plein Air Convention|
|Meet my two friend Mr. Red and Ms Gray!|