• How to Simplify Winter Trees

    9 monthes ago - By Kem Studios

    'Winter Mosaic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $155 It wasn't the best subject to paint for a demo. But in the end it held an important lesson about choosing reference photos and making them work.
    Photos are best used for inspiration. But you need to know what the inspiration is!
    I was drawn to the photo that inspired today's painting. There was something about it that was exciting. It certainly wasn't the multitude of tangled branches and trees. I was so captivated by the wonderful contrast of the yellow light at the horizon agendas the darks of the trees. In fact I didn't even...
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