|'Promises I' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
The painting at the top of the post is done on untreated paper. The paper is smooth and soft but still took plenty of layers of soft pastel. I was using Terry Ludwig pastels.
The painting below was done on paper treated with an application of clear gesso. It gave the paper subtle texture and tooth.
|'Promises II' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis $165|
Te painting below was done on paper treated with Diane Townsend Dry Ground. This too gave the paper some subtle tooth without taking away the soft and springy feel to the paper.
|'Promises III' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis $165|