• Painting a Complex Scene: They are Just Shapes!

    9 days ago - By Kem Studios

    'Wildwood Days' 14x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $400
    I have had a photo of this busy boardwalk scene for years. I wanted to paint it but it was intimidating. But when I was going through my box of older reference photos I came across a blurred photo of this same scene. I had forgotten that it was my go-to method for tarting a painting! It worked then so why not try it again!
    I put the blurry photo up on the easel and blocked in the big simple shapes. I was reminded again that everything is just a shape! I could tackle the complex by breaking them down into simple shapes and removing...
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