|'Wide Open Spaces' 12x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Today I am in Chicago visiting family so I am posting a step by step demo I painted a couple of weeks ago. The underpainting is an alcohol wash with pastel. My concept was to create both warmth and depth. I selected the warm colors to peek through and add sunlight to the landscape I selected the cool blue to push back the distant landmass. I am planning to post my 'underpainting thoughts' for each new pastel painting that I post . Enjoy the step by step photos and be sure to click on a photo to enlarge it.