|'Summer Song' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|The original painting on Ampersand Pastelbord|
Taking it to the next level.
The wet pastel was which so it occurred to me that I could drag my brush handle through the pastel to create linear marks. Again I was thinking that these marks would be great to suggest the texture of grasses and stems. When this underpainting dried the rich handle left deep grooves. It would be interesting to see what would happen when I added pastel.
|After applying clear gesso with a brush and using the handle for texture|
You can see a step by step demo of this painting this week on my patreon page. www.patreon.com/karenmargulis