|'Summer Dance' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
But today I was lazy. I looked at the mess in my working pastel tray. The remnants of a recently finished commission. I love this color palette. Why not use these colors again for another painting? It would save me a step and allow me to get painting right away. I looked through my reference photos and found a daisy photo that would be perfect for the colors in my tray.
|The pile of pastels used on a previous painting|
|Derwent Inktense sticks are great for underpainting|
|Before wetting with rubbing alcohol|
The pastels in my tray were just what I needed for the daisies and the foliage. It was a good day to reuse a palette. Now I am looking to see what else I can paint with these pastels before I clean them and put them away!
|The finished underpainting...ready for the pastel!|