|'Wildflower Study #2' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
The commission was for two paintings of wildflower meadows with Queen Anne's Lace and clover. I was asked to create paintings similar to a couple of Queen Annes Lace meadows found on my website. Here is what the request said:"Commissioned artwork to be similar in color palette, perspective, content and level of detail to chosen images. Pair should be complimentary to each other and may or may not be continuous. "
|I chose to use Mount Vision Pastels for the underpainting|
|I selected Terry Ludwig, Diane Townsend and a few misc pastels of the paintings|
I arrange the pastels in my tray by element...darks, grasses,glowers,sky, mountains.
I set to work painting the studies. I spent about an hour on them. They were not as detailed as my big paintings would be. My main concern was to get the position of the flowers and test out my selected palette. Follow below to see the steps I took for the studies. I will use these studies and not the photos as reference for the larger paintings. In my next post I will share the block in process for the big paintings.
|Paper and reference photos for my 8x10 studies|
|The drawing for the studies done with pencil|
|The finished studies|