|'Nantucket Summer' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available in my Etsy shop $175
Today I share my first beautiful place. They will be in no order of preference and some may fit in with my art play activities such as this one. This is Nantucket Island. I love this place and it shares a part of my heart, soul and history. My grandfather was born and raised on Nantucket and I was able to trace our family (the Taylors) back to the original settlers of the island. We were able to visit several years ago and meet with a cousin also born and raised on the island. It was a strange feeling.....I felt like I had been there many times....I knew the streets. It was all so familiar. I need to return.
About this painting: It was supposed to be my monochromatic painting with my favorite color. But I couldn't stop at turquoise and I added color. I did manage to let some of the underpainting peek through. I'll try for the monochromatic painting another time. The painting is on White Wallis sanded paper with some clear gesso on the land part of the painting for texture. I used Terry Ludwig pastels and some Nupastels.
|The turquoise underpainting|
|A close up|