"Marsh" - Pastel with Underpainting - February 2012
These are four of eight pastel papers and underpaintins I tried at a workshop with Karen Margulis on Feburary 19, 2012. Top left - value underpainting with alchol wash ( I used a deep purple). Top Right - local color underpainting with alchol wash ( I used the colors that were in the reference photo as under painting). Bottom left - white pastel paper. Bottom right - black pastel paper. The color in the the paintings done with underpainting and alchol wash are richer. Still want to experiment with this to see how I like it. We also used watercolr as underpainting. I've used pastels to finish details on a watercolor but have never used them as underpainting. I will post the other four when completed.