|'Daisies in My Garden' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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So the last few weekends I have been out pulling weeds and getting things back in shape.
My goal now that I paint is to create gardens that beg to be painted. I am planting some of my favorite flowers ....daisies, coneflowers, black-eyed susans and sunflowers! The plants I put in last summer are all coming back in nicely so I am encouraged. I am seeing many similarities in gardening and pastel painting. For one thing both are very much hands on and you get your hands dirty!
Another similarity, I am finding is that plants are like pastels.....you can't just have a few. Going to the Nursery is a dangerous thing. I see rows of flowers that remind me of a box of pristine pastels. I want every color! But now that I have been painting I have to try to remember that designing the garden is like designing a painting. I want to be sure to balance the color with neutrals and to strive for color harmony. But I don't want it too manicured! Here is my dream garden.....
|'Living The Good Life' 18x24 pastel|