|'Hidden Brushes' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I decided to try my hand at the bluebonnets today. They seemed so familiar. That is because they are in the Lupine family and I am very familiar with the lupine in Maine and Iceland. I chose a piece of blue paper (art spectrum colorfix) This is not my preferred surface but I thought the blue tone would give me a head start on my flowers. It was a fairly dark surface which allowed the intense colors of the flowers to pop.
|These photos show the block in stages of the painting|
I would like to try another bluebonnet painting on light toned paper to see the difference. I see a series coming and I can't wait for Texas! You can visit the Butterfly Gallery website for more information and registration. This workshop will be both studio and plein air and it is geared to artists of all levels. Contact me with questions!