|'Island Mystique' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Have a look at the painting below. I remember liking it at the time it was finished but there was much about it that I knew could be done better. I love seeing an older painting and finally knowing what it needs. It is nice to know we actually do eventually improve our painting skills and knowledge.
But what did this painting need? I liked the point of view of the high horizon. I enjoyed the idea of a meadow filled with wildflowers. But the flowers and grasses were all screaming for attention. Even the distant trees were too saturated. It was obvious that I had fun with color but the painting no longer worked for me because I had discovered the power of neutrals! Read on for more on this idea.
|The original painting on Pastelbord. It needed help!|
|Brushed off and washed with brush and alcohol|
That was fun! I can't wait to take the next pastelbord in the pile!