|'Summer by the Sea' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I needed to go big and loose to get the creative juices going. It would be the best warm up possible. The easiest way to approach a big piece of paper is with a wet underpainting. You can't be wrong. You can 'ruin' anything. It is just liberating to let paint drip and watch the happy and not so happy accidents happen.
|Pelikan Opaque watercolor set|
I had a lot of fun with the undepainting and before I was finished the fear of the blank paper had evaporated. I know had something fun to respond to without getting bogged down in the details of my reference photo. It was a great way to keep it loose!
|a close up of the watercolor underpainting|
|My palette of pastels. I did add a few more to this starting palette|
|close up detail|
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