|'Back to the Country' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I started the painting by blocking in the box shapes with four values of a deep salmon. You can see my reference and value thumbnail in the photo below.
|Step One: The block in|
|Step Two: The first layers|
|Distant hillside is too boring|
|Scraping with a Magic Pin adds needed texture and relief form boring!|