|'Late Afternoon Show' 22x28 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available $500
This week I will be sharing tips for painting minis....why, how and what to do with them when you are finished. Today I am sharing my demo form my workshop for the Appalachian Pastel Society. I used one of my mini pastels for the demo.
I don't always know if my ideas are good though. It helps to test out the potential ideas in a small painting. The 2.5 x 3.5 size is perfect for this. It is too small to get too caught up in details but big enough to paint the big simple shapes and try out the color palette.
I often take this idea even further.....I will often paint some minis for relaxation and then choose my favorites to paint larger....no reference photos are used for the larger paintings....only the small studies.
|color study 2.5 x 3.5|
|The demo in progress for the Appalachian Pastel Society|
TRY THIS: Join me this week and paint some minis. Cut some scrap pastel paper into pieces that measure 2l5 x 3l5 inches. Gather some reference photos and get ready to paint! If you are looking for ideas and a detailed demo have a look at my pdf demo in my etsy shop.