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Monday, October 21, 2019

This Month's Paint Along is on Purple Paper!

'Old Timers'                 16x20              pastel                 ©Karen Margulis
available $250

I don't know what possessed me. But when I saw this piece of bright purple paper I knew I had to use it. It actually was a good choice for my subject of yellow green trees. The purple paper would make the yellows more interesting because they are complementary colors. The challenge would be getting enough layers on the unhanded surface. This is a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes unsanded paper. 

What I learned: The color of the paper can make I difference in your painting. It can either enhance it or even lead to bad color harmony! Choose the color of your paper with care.

Purple paper!!!

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Making a plan

1 comment:

Debbie Nolan said...

Karen this pastel is beautiful. I would never have thought about purple paper for the underpainting. Hope you are having a delightful fall day.