|'The Magic Hour Returns' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Here are a few behind the scenes photos and thoughts of the painting before I started the demo.
This painting was started in a different manner than last week's forest demo. Instead of a 4 value color underpainting I decided to work on white paper and do a black and white underpainting. I wanted to enhance the contrast of the dark shapes of the trees against the light sky of the sunset.
I began with a black and white 2 value thumbnail (notan) This simplified the busy reference photo.
To create the black underpainting I used Art Graf pigment blocks. It take very little coverage of the dry pigment to make a dark rich underpainting. I wet the pigment with a brush and water. The sanded Pastel Premiere paper worked well with the water wash with no buckling.
|The black and white underpainting|
|The pastels used for the demo: Terry Ludwig pastels with a couple of Diane Townsend Soft form pastels.|
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