|'Autumn Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I decided to block in the big shapes of my tangled scene with a rich dark. This dark would form the foundation for the composition and would hold all the details in place. In a filed or meadow I like to think of this dark block in as the DIRT. The dirt holds onto the roots and prevents the grasses and flowers from floating.
I used a black Sharpie marker on Canson unsanded paper on the smooth side. It was such a liberating way to start a painting! I enjoyed the process and especially enjoyed the freedom of making grass marks after painting people!
|white Canson Mi-teintes paper|
You can see a demo of the previous version on the blog here:http://kemstudios.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-to-use-notan-in-unexpected-way.html