|'Good Olde Summertime' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis
I seem to be on a Recycle Roll. I was left with several pieces of Uart sanded paper covered with blue after my sky workshop. Instead of throwing them out (Never!) or adding them to my pile I decided to tackle them and turn them into useful underpaintings.
Again the blue paper chose the subject. I had a perfect Queen Annes Lace reference photo for the larger paper. But this time instead of just wetting the blue pastel and toning the paper, I decided to add some texture. Texture would be perfect for a wild stand of weeds and grasses!
|left over demos on Uart paper
Below is the resulting paper after applying the clear gesso. It took about an hour to dry.
|texture with pastel and clear gesso
|a close up view