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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Step by Step Demo: Pastel Poppies in Pictures


'A Gentle Breeze'         8x10         pastel      ©Karen Margulis
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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  Join me today for a step by step demo in pictures of today's daily painting. I am working on an 8x10 piece of tan Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I begin with a dry wash underpainting using 3 values of pink. I establish the dark shapes first. I then paint the sky. I continue building the painting from big shapes of green down to the details of the flowers and grasses. I spray the grass a few times with workable fixative to create texture.

I thoroughly enjoyed painting these poppies and I hope you enjoy the process through my photos.
















3 comments:

KAS said...

Beautiful and ethereal!

robertsloan2art said...

I love the searing blue accents in the black centers, they are so vivid and powerful.

Anna Kuczynski said...

Very beautiful and you are showing how you achieve this! Steps are what I need. My tendency is to overdo pastels. Thank you for sharing your work this way!