|'Daisies Make me Smile' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Daisies make me smile! I love to paint them but I wasn't always successful. In fact anytime I tried to add wildflowers to a painting they would look childish. I didn't want that! I wanted my wildflowers to look authentic ...to look like they belonged in the landscape and not just an afterthought. I wanted them to look as wild and free as I saw them. But they always looked stiff and boring and a bit like a 5 year old painted them.
I didn't give up. I just practiced and observed and tried different techniques. I am still learning but at least now my daisies don't look like they were painted by a preschool child! I have discovered ways to help me paint them better. Last year I put together a step by step demo on how I paint daisies using a watercolor underpainting.
The demo is available as a pdf booklet in my Esty shop for $6. Click here for details
|The cover of the pdf booklet|
|close up photo of watercolor underpainting|
|sample from the pdf demo|
This demo is a PDF file so you can either print it out and staple the pages into a booklet or just save it and follow on your computer or tablet. I know several artist who like to follow and paint along on their iPads.
I would love for you to take a closer look and consider giving this demo a try. I have 11 other demos available as well. They can be found in my Etsy shop.
Here is a link to the demos.