|'Cherry Blossom I'. 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|'Cherry Blossom II' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
So it was about time that I painted them! I used them for my black and white challenge but I do need to paint them in color next. The top painting is on black Strathmore artists card paper using just black and white pastels. The bottom painting is 5x7 and is on white Pastelmat. I did a wet underpainting with black Art Graf pigment squares. Here is a photo of the underpainting. I didn't add much pastel to the background.
|The wet underpainting using black Art Graf on Pastelmat|