|'California Dreaming' 10x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|Cretacolor Hard pastels along with my reference photos|
|The alcohol wash underpainting|
|Reinforcing the dark shape|
|Building up the grasses with greens|
Was I finished after these 4 steps? Scroll up to the top of the page to see the finished painting . Can you see what I added? That was fun. I think I'll paint some more California Poppies.
|Putting in the stems|
|Painting the orange poppies|