Landscapes in Soft Pastel

Recently re-discovered Karen Margulis on YouTube. She does some amazing landscapes. She’s been doing a daily pastel landscape every day for 10 years! It shIMG_4470ows. She makes it look so easy.

Over the weekend I gave her daily painting technique a try with a small landscape (6″ x 9″). It is slow going. I think I may work even smaller like 4 1/2″ x 6″ to stretch my paper budget. 😉 She only allots herself 30 min. I think I’ll do another 30 on this one. Or more. 😉

The picture shows how it looked after 30 minutes. It started out okay but I don’t think I chose the best colors so I brushed most of the pigment off and then washed it in with denatured alcohol. The picture shows how it stands now. Going to watch Karen’s video again and give it some more time. If nothing else, tomorrow is another day and another painting. 😉

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Today’s daily painting

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