|'A Walk on the Beach' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Before I start a painting I always like to select my pastels. I want to have a limited palette. But how does one decide what pastels to use? I like to see how my color choices will work. It is better to see this BEFORE starting the painting rather than testing and potentially overworking the painting. The more you test and try colors on the painting the more you risk getting muddy and dull results.
|Using a Sticky note pad for color notes|
TIP: Sticky notes make a great surface for color notes. I was excited to find a pad of tan sticky notes the same color as the tan that I used to tone Uart paper. It was the perfect size and color for my color notes. The bonus was that I could stick the note next to my painting for reference. I got my sticky note pad at the Dollar Tree.
My Thankful Sale is still on! Please note that the coupon code is THANKFUL50. I had the wrong code in yesterday's blog post. Have a look at the paintings....I just added more to the event.