|'Under a Summer Sun' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|my reference photo|
- The warm colors immediately made the painting feel hot. Color has that power. (using cooler colors just would not have the same effect.)
- Because the warm colors I used were the complements of the greens it made the greens more lively and vibrant.
- The warm underpainting colors would also create a subtle suggestion of many sunflowers in the field without me having to paint every flower.
|An alcohol wash underpainting on Uart 400|
The underpainting looks like a hot desert landscape! It was the perfect set up for the greens and the sunflowers. It was a lot of fun to paint!