'Autumn Aspens II' (top) 11x14 'Autumn Aspens I' 11x14 Karen Margulis
I decided to revisit a painting I did a year ago and try a new version using some of the things I have learned at the recent workshops I have attended. The top painting is the new version and the bottom painting was done last year. My goal for the new painting was to lighten up and simplify. I painted it from the older painting and not the original reference photo which is another one of my new goals....to rely less on my photos and when I do use them, I will put them away after awhile and let the painting tell me what it needs. I think it will be a good learning experience to take more of last year's work and try the same thing.