|'Excitement in the Air' 8x10 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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In yesterday's blog post I wrote about mark-making in pastel. Read the post here. I wrote about the importance of embracing your natural tendencies for applying pastel to paper. Are you a linear painter? Or Bold or delicate? How do you even know?
You can take a look at several recent paintings and evaluate the marks you made. But here is an even better way:
The painting in today's post is a plein air pastel I did during a paint-out. The weather was changing quickly. A storm was moving in. I had to paint fast! I had to simply respond to the scene. I painted furiously and with passion. My marks are my own. I didn't stop to think about the best way to apply the pastel. I just let my marks fly.
Tomorrow I will address the power of marks and how we can harness them to create better paintings.