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Tips for Working on a Homemade Surface

6 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Homeward Bound' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I enjoy working on a homemade surface. Sometimes my pastels don't enjoy it though. If the texture is too rough it eats up the pastels too quickly. It can be difficult to get the type of mark you want when the ridges grab the pastel. But when mastered, texture can make a pastel painting even more interesting. I used half of a textured paper for the painting 'Homeward Bound'. I kept the sky smooth so that I could paint a smooth and quiet sky. I wanted texture for the trees and grasses.
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