SIMPLIFYING THE LANDSCAPE
PAINTING THE MARSH
A WORKSHOP WITH KAREN ELIZABETH MARGULIS
Welcome! It is a pleasure to be able to share some ideas for painting the many moods of the marshes. Whether you are painting the South Carolina Low Country or the marshes of the Jersey Shore, they all possess a simple beauty. We will learn ways to simplify and capture the essence of the marsh.
Often students ask me about my preferred materials so I have put together this handout. I am including links for more information about the materials and artists referenced during the workshop.
SUPPLIES USED IN TODAYS WORKSHOP
pastels: I am using an assortment of hard pastels which are a mix of Nupastels and Polychromos. These are used for the underpainting. My preferred soft pastels are a mix of Terry Ludwigs and Great Americans. I use Schminkes or Senneliers which are both very soft for any finishing touches.
paper: I am using UArt pastel paper 500 grit. It takes many layers of pastel and holds up nicely to wet techniques without buckling. I also like to use Ampersand Pastelbord for wet techniques as well as Wallis paper. I am using Wallis pro paper Belgian Mist for the quick studies. I like the warm grey tone when I don’t do any underpaintings.
underpainting supplies: Rubbing alcohol, an old stiff brush. (brushes get ruined on sanded paper)
misc supplies: artist tape, foamcore board, glassine paper and a black sharpie, small sketchbook, TomBow markers #N15, N55, N75
Ann Templeton www.anntempleton.com
Bob Rohm www.bobrohm.com
Bob Rohm ‘The Painterly Approach’
John F. Carlson ‘Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting’
Ann and Bob also have instructional DVDs. They are available at Dakota Pastels www.dakotapastels.com