|'Along the River' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Why not challenge yourself to use them in another painting! Get more milage from your hard work and challenge yourself to make the same palette work for another painting....even if it isn't the same scene!
If you have seen any of my demos then you know that I like to choose a selection of pastels before I start a painting. This helps me to have clean and harmonious color. BUT I don't like putting the pastels back in my big box when I am done. I actually have 5 trays so that I don't have to keep cleaning up. When all trays are filled it is time to have a big clean up. Today I decided to challenge myself to reuse yesterday's pastel palette.
|Pastels used for a beach/dune painting|
|The pastels with the pinks removed and the oranges added|
I might just use this same palette again before they get put away! It is a fu challenge that helps you get to know your pastels even better! Disclaimer: I did end up adding another purple to the tray which is not in the photo!