|'Celebrate Spring' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I am tuning up my pastel box making sure I have a good selection for the Hill Country and I painted this small study to test my selection. I took some photos of the progress so you can see how I build up a field of Bluebonnets.
THINK BIG BEFORE GOING SMALL
Look at the first layer of the painting below. Do you notice anything unusual?
|The first layer rubbed in with pipe insulation|
|Adding the grass on top go the blue mass|
|Adding some cooler grass in the shadows and some violets to the blue mass|