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Monday, September 24, 2012

A Beautiful Place to Paint...Sanibel Island

'Sanibel Dreaming'       10x20           pastel       ©Karen Margulis
available by Daily Paintworks auction here
I am back from a wonderful weekend in Chicago. The rainy weather gave way to a gorgeous fall day for Corey and Grace's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding. All of their preparation came together to create a unique and creative event. They had all of the guests draw elephants on the response cards and these drawings were framed and posted as the seating charts. It was awesome to see how creative everyone was!  I am still getting caught up from a very busy week so I haven't started painting yet.

  Today's painting is actually one of my older pieces but it never found the right home and I took it out of my online galleries.  I found it during the studio clean up and it brought back such wonderful memories of Sanibel Island that I thought it would be good to share it again.

Sanibel Island is one of my favorite places. It is located on the West coast of Florida and it's location in the Gulf allows for it to act as a collector for beautiful seashells.  It is a wonderful place to visit. The beaches are beautiful and the treasure hunting for shells can't be beat!  It is also a wonderful place for nature. I have never seen so many ospreys in one place. They were as common as sea gulls!

I would love to get back to Sanibel, set up my easel and paint!

This painting is available on Daily Paintworks auction Opening bid $75


Twinkle Nelson said...

Welcome back Karen, I missed you. I had fun last week asking other artists if they know Karen Margulis - you have quite a fan club! I can't wait to meet you. Twinkle

Karen said...

Thank you Twinkle! I had a great time and now I am back to the easel! I look forward to meeting you too!