|'Summer Fun' 4x4 acrylic ©Karen Margulis sold|
It was a summer of experimenting with my paintings. I painted what I wanted and played with acrylics and oils. I didn't produce what you might call a consistent body of work. There were no big pieces or anything worth entering in a show. I wouldn't say I did anything to advance my career but what I did do was important because it will lead to growth.
Sometimes it is just as important to allow yourself time to explore and paint what comes to you. These periods of down-time have a place in your journey. I may feel like I didn't accomplish anything tangible but what I did do will most definitely have an impact on my work....even if I don't know exactly how!
One of the projects I worked on were acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas. I did a series of flowers and what made them fun were the lines I added with ink. It was a change from my pastels and I found them very relaxing to work on. At the end of the summer my pens were all out of ink but I have restocked and will be painting more of these soon.