|'Creekside Neighbors' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|the original demo painting as left from the demo|
|Brushing out the boring tree trunks|
How to fix the problem:
I needed to brush off trunks to restore some tooth of the paper. It would be too hard to put the lighter value of the golden grasses over the dark trunks. I used a stiff and very worn bristle brush to brush off the tree trunks. There was a slight ghost image of the trunks but it would be easy to cover that with new pastel layers.
Once I brushed the old trunks off I simply repainted the trunks making sure that I kept them natural and interesting. It is sometimes difficult to get the nerve up to brush off an area in a painting that you generally like. What if you ruin it! The painting becomes precious. Don't let this happen. It is better to take a deep breath and dive in with the brush and make the changes. Remember....It's only paper!
Have you seen my latest YouTube video? I'd love for you to check it out and see how I paint grasses.
Here is the link:https://youtu.be/n-MNHNxm6y8