Begin solid. End solid. That is all you have to do. There are numerous approaches to begin a pastel painting....wet underpaintings, dry washes, tonal...it can be overpowering. I have a couple go-to painting begins and I pick them in light of the subject and the idea I have for the artistic creations. In this rundown of begins there is one that never comes up short me....BE BOLD. Give me a chance to clarify what I mean.
When working with pastels it is a decent practice to work from dim to light. I get a kick out of the chance to begin by obstructing in the darkest esteems in the artwork. What I have discovered that on the off chance that I begin with solid darks I have a superior possibility of having a solid establishment for the work of art. On the off chance that my darks aren't sufficiently solid or in the event that they are excessively spotty I will have, making it impossible to make remedies and an excessive number of revisions frequently prompt mud.
I have likewise found that in the event that I begin the canvas with bolder shading I will have a work of art with all the more intriguing shading. Beginning the work of art with solid darks and strong even sudden shading will enable you to tone down and help. Keep in mind you can simply alter the BOLDNESS yet it is hard to include them once the work of art is in progress.
The present painting is a decent case of beginning BOLD. The real scene was to some degree repressed. I chose to complete a dry wash underpainting utilizing bolder hues than I extremely needed. I utilized a splendid turquoise for the water, a rich yellow gold for the sand and a brilliant lime green for the grass. I additionally utilized a rich dull blue for the dim zones. When I rubbed in the primary layer I included some rich purples and reds under the grass. These bolder hues will add enthusiasm to the green grass.