|'Winter Joy II' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|'Winter Joy I' 5x7 pastel available $75|
The color chart below shows my technique. The trick is to start layering with a duller and darker red. I sometimes even begin with a dark purple. Here I began with a dark brick red. I selected two other dull cooler reds for the middle layers. I reserved the most vibrant and warmest (orange) reds for the final layers. You can see these bright reds better when they are layered over the dark cool reds. In contrast if you just go right to the brightest red it isn't as interesting!
|color chart of reds|