|'Joyful' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I don't usually paint for my own home although I do have my paintings hanging in my studio. But I needed some art for our newly painted walls and I had the perfect frame for the guest room. My daily painting would be something for the guest room. I knew I wanted hot pink and something fun and whimsical. Certainly not my usual style and colors but sometimes it's OK to just let go and have some fun!
I knew I had just the photo to inspire my painting. This fun bouquet came from my good friend's summer garden. I haven't painted it yet but it had just the right type of fun flowers for my idea.
I decided to use a piece of white Canson Mi-Teintes paper because I knew I didn't need to use many layers of pastel. The white would help my colors look bright. I took out a piece of vine charcoal to do my drawing. I knew it would force me to be loose and bold. It did the trick. I finished the painting with bold 'shouting' strokes and minimal layers. It was a lot of fun and it will be a fun addition to the guest room!
|my photo inspiration|
|Drawing with charcoal|
|Framed and ready for the guest room!|
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