|'Enter the Fairy Forest' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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I will be creating an 8x10 painting every day as part of this project. Paintings will all be under $200 including shipping. They will be available in my Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/karenmargulisfineart
About this painting: This painting is 8x10 on tan Pastelmat sanded paper. I used a variety of pastels including Terry Ludwig and the Unison Albert Handell Summer set. The original reference was a photo I took in Finland several years ago when I had the pleasure of doing a workshop in Vaasa, Finland.
|Aren't these wonderful!|
From my blog archives: I took out my notes from the Albert Handell workshop. I use a new notebook for every workshop and keep them all together on a shelf. I had written down several of Albert's pearls of wisdom and this set of pastels will really be helpful for painting the greens. Here are a couple of 'pearls'
- The trick to greens is balancing them with Mauves (purples)
- Modify your greens with mauves
- If you want to soften a green and make it go away....then use a mauve.
- "Whenever I think Green...I think Mauve"