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Saturday, November 25, 2017

How to Paint Believable Grasses

'Dream View'             11x21             pastel              ©Karen Margulis
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I never get tired of this view. It's not mine but I do enjoy the photos I took. I've painted this scene many times and in many different ways. I love it because it lets me play with painting grass. I LOVE to paint grasses.

Grass can be a challenge and can make or break a painting. Grass that is painted too stiff, thick or regular can not only look unnatural it can create a visual barrier. The eye of the viewer can't get past this 'fence' of grass. The trick to painterly natural looking grass is to paint with BROKEN LINES. I show you in a video on my YouTube channel. Check it out and paint some grass this weekend!

Click for my video on painting Grasses in pastel :  https://youtu.be/n-MNHNxm6y8

Grass Marks that Don't Work. They are too stiff, thick and even.

Painterly and Believable Grasses created with broken lines.

My Reference Photo 
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