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Daily Paintworks - "A Great Idea for a Small Travel Pastel Kit" - Original Fine Art for Sale - © Karen Margulis

Daily Paintworks - "A Great Idea for a Small Travel Pastel Kit" - Original Fine Art for Sale - © Karen Margulis

Shireesh Dharap  I started with a white illustration board and covered it with finely ground pumice suspended in diluted adhesive. After it dried thoroughly , I did a freewheeling monochromatic acrylic underpainting with burnt umber , which you can still see at places. This was allowed to dry. I then proceeded with Rembrandt pastels for the darks ,and finally , some strategic touches with soft Schminckes in the highlights. Kept the strokes to the barest minimum , trying to avoid overworking.

Shireesh Dharap I started with a white illustration board and covered it with finely ground pumice suspended in diluted adhesive. After it dried thoroughly , I did a freewheeling monochromatic acrylic underpainting with burnt umber , which you can still see at places. This was allowed to dry. I then proceeded with Rembrandt pastels for the darks ,and finally , some strategic touches with soft Schminckes in the highlights. Kept the strokes to the barest minimum , trying to avoid overworking.

Colour Latour by Janis Ellison Pastel ~ 11 x 17

Colour Latour by Janis Ellison Pastel ~ 11 x 17

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