|'Dance with Me' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
My quest continues this week. I am getting ready to participate in a paintout on St George Island in Florida. I want to fill my Heilman box with my new Great American pastel set. I am working on some Florida landscapes to put the set to the test. So far I am pleased with the set (Richard McKinley 91 half stick set)
I decided to repurpose a piece of Wallis that I had used for a quick cloud demo at my last workshop. I wanted to keep it simple but the chalky clouds and blue sky of the demo didn't lend themselves to my subject matter. It was difficult to see past the clouds! I was tempted to pul out a clean piece of paper when I had an idea!
Just turn the paper upside down and sideways!
|The remnants of a cloud demo on a good piece of sanded paper!|
I used a blue Nupastel to draw some the arrangement of palm trees making sure I had a variety of sizes and spacing. What a fun way to repurpose paper!
|Just brush it out and turn it around!|
|Here is the painting before I added the final spice marks. Scroll up to see them.|