When I discovered the work of Karla Gerard I thought at once of my students and how much they would have loved this amazing artist. I showed a lot of works of Karla Gerard to my students, and they have been inspired by her shapes, her colors, her villages, her trees and textures. We used a graffito technique that you can also find in this previous post about colored Hippie Vans. We colored the landscape overlapping two layers of oil pastels and then we engraved the surface with a toothpick. The first layer of colors has to be mainly pale and light (better use colors like yellow, pale pink, light blue, light green, grey and also white). The second layer can be darker with colors as red, blue purple, black or emerald green. The texture engraved should be various and fantastic, according to the joyful world of Karla Gerard.
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WOW!!! I love them all!! Thank you for posting…great colorful works…Karla Gerard 🙂
What an honor having your message! Directly from our loved artist! Thanks for the inspiration and for your art, I’ll show your message to my students, they’ll be proud!! 🙂
Wonderful!! Happy Day to you and students!! 🙂
My next project! After the O’Keeffe and the Van Gogh. Not enough time for everything I want to do!
Oh these are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your lesson.
Thanks Pamela!! 😉
Hi there! How do you do this so that the oil pastel from the first layer doesn’t just blend with the second layer?
You can try a light coverage on bottom layer then go over the top with a med to darker color..hope this is helpful…