|'Gold Power' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
But it was missing something. It needed the power of a golden glow! I had a bottle of Schminke gold powder and I used a brush held over the wet underpainting. I flicked the brush adding a dusting of gold on the wet surface. As I hope it dried with a golden sheen. I then flicked some black ink and white acrylic to add the hints of weeds. My underpainting was now ready for pastel!
The gold powder I used was purchased several years ago. It was by Schminke and was called TroCol Bronze Dry Gouache. I didn't find the exact item but here is something that appears similar:
Here is the finished underpainting. I had so much fun playing with it and it was a joy to paint my favorite flowers incorporating the effects on this underpainting. You never know what play will add to your painting. I have some other ideas for this gold powder so stay tuned!