|'Evening Song' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It's an eraser. But not just any eraser....it's a Magic Rub eraser by Sanford. Just what we need ......a little magic!
|The Magic Rub erase in action|
To create believable reflections in the water I want to make them softer than the object that is being reflected. I also want to make them look like they are in the water and not just shapes on the ground. To do this I take the colors I am using to block in the shapes ABOVE the water and paint them IN the water using vertical strokes. (the water will be painted with horizontal strokes)
I often use my fingers to drag the color down into the water, pulling them vertically. For larger areas of reflections such as in today's BIG 18x24 demo, I used the Magic Rub eraser to drag the reflections into the water and softening them. I press down hard on the eraser allowing it to pick up pastel and pulling it into the water. It works great! Next I put in the water using very light horizontal strokes.
I love magic!
Neat idea, Karen, and beautiful orange on the treetops.
This autumn painting is one of my favorite. I recentley bkoke one of my kitchen tools. A pankake spatula made of silicone. I cut the beveled edge and use it for blending reflections on water in my painting. Works' great !
Thanks again for sharing your tips. All your paintings are filled with magic!
Wow, this is gorgeous!!!
I'm struggling with some reflections right now-will give it a try. Thanks
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