Saturday, March 17, 2012

Great News! My Painting Accepted into Southeastern Pastel Society's 15th International Exhibition

'Into the Twilight' pastel 18x24 ©Karen Margulis

It is always exciting to get the news that a painting has been juried into an exhibition. I am excited about having my painting be in such wonderful company at this show. The juror is Fred Somers and I wish I had been able to take his workshop. The Opening Reception is May 17th from 6-8 PM at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. I hope that my local friends will be able to come.
A little bit about this painting. It is done on Uart paper with an oil paint stain underpainting. I was able to leave some of the drips alone and they became tree trunks and marsh grasses. My goal was to simplify the marsh grasses as much as possible. I ended up using several layers of fixative which helps contribute to the feeling of texture in the grasses and the sky. When I was almost finished I felt like I could feel the quiet of the marsh at twilight but thought it was missing something.....then I added the fireflies! These were done with the dusting technique of shaving pastel and pushing it in with a rolling pin.

11 comments:

robertsloan2art said...

Congratulations! The painting creates such a wonderful mood. The fireflies really make it, the scene has wonderful depth and intensity. That moment is so fleeting and rich I'm not surprised it was accepted.

Definitely one of your best!

ti-igra said...

Wow! THis is a fantastic beautiful!!!!!!:))) I love all your landscape paintings, but this - is really like a magical!

And congratulations!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Congratulations, Karen. It's a beautiful painting, and I can see why it was juried into the show. I am very excited for you!

Donna T said...

Congratulations Karen! The fireflies add little sparks of life to a beautful painting!

Judie F said...

"Twilight" is one of the most beautiful painting I have ever seen!

Sue Furrow said...

I LOVE all your work and LOVE-LOVE this one. One day I will OWN a "Karen Margulais" but in the meantime I need to tell you how much I appreciate all the work you do posting so much info on your blog. As far as I'm concerned, you should get that blogger award. I'm sure a lot of people have learned from your blog. Hoping to take workshop w/ you even though I don't use pastels at the moment. Thanks again and congrats w/ SEPS.

Rose said...

Congratulations, Karen! You are so deserving! :) Lovely.. the fireflies are the finishing touch!

Mariela said...

congratulations!!
wishing you all the best!!

Karen said...

Thank you all so much for such wonderful comments. You really made my day. I appreciate you all!

Susan Roux said...

This painting has such a wonderful feeling. Congratulations!

MtnLady said...

Stunning! You have an amazing gift! Your painting makes me want to be there!