|'Autumn Glory' pastel 2.5 x 3.5 ©Karen Margulis|
Paint something tiny!
Last week I focused my blog posts on painting mini pastels....paintings that are 2.5x3.5 inches. I have heard from some of you that you love minis and some of you have been trying them. I hope to convince more of you on the value of making minis a part of your painting practice.
|All set up and ready to paint (and make a video)|
- Don't use pastel pencils or even too many hard thin pastels. They are easy for detail which you want to avoid!
- Use your big pastels for larger marks. I use both full size pastels as well as smaller leftover bits. (see my Box of Bits in the photo)
- Practice making marks on small paper. The more you do the easier it will be to manipulate a pastel in a small space.
- Start the painting with big simple shapes. Then decide where you will add a touch of detail.
- Add a few spots of detail....not everywhere!!! The eye will fill in the rest.
|Display your minis in frames or use tiny easels|
|'For the Love of Texas' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel |