|'Into the Marsh' 10x10 pastel Karen Margulis|
The theme for this week is SIMPLIFY. In any medium we can't simplify much more than to limit our palette to just black and white. Not only is it a breath if fresh air to limit our palette.....we learn so much about value by working in black and white.
The assignment was to choose a favorite photo or successful painting and use it to inspire a black and white version. I selected this painting. It is a favorite for a reason which I will disclose soon. I pulled out a few pure black and white pastels. I selected pastel pencils and hard and soft pastels. I didn't choose any gray pastels. I made mixtures of grays by layering the black and white pastels.
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|My original 9x12 painting I used for my inspiration|
|I ONLY used black and white pastels.....Nupastels, soft pastels and pastel pencils|
I am planning to create a weekly guide to the art activities I will work on. Each week I will have a theme. I will expand on each activity on my blog and over on my Patreon group where I will encourage patrons to share their work.
The suggested activity for today is to organize one thing in your studio. I find that if I limit it to one thing I am not overwhelmed! Make a list of things that need attention in your studio. Tackle this list with baby steps. If you haven't cleaned your pastels recently this week would be a great time to tackle this important chore. Here is a blog post and video I shared last year with cleaning tips:
Please share this post and guide with your artist friends. All activities can be done with the medium of your choice! Share your work online and use the hashtag #artplay