'Reflection' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis
I am a seasonal painter. I love painting the landscape in every season. Every season has moments that inspire me. I love the colors of fall. I LOVE painting snow. Spring brings flowers and summer brings long days and Queen Annes Lace. But.... I only like to paint each season in that season. I can't wait to paint snow but I need to wait for winter. I am funny like that.
Maybe it is because being present in the season inspires me. When I am surrounded by the smells and colors of fall and the first crisp clear days I want to capture these feelings in a painting. Sure I can look at photos of snow in the heat of summer but unless I am on top of a snow capped peak somewhere in the arctic.....I don't feel inspired to paint it.
It's getting cooler in Georgia and the leaves are starting to turn. The smell of Cinnamon brooms and pinecones greets us in the grocery store. This is a sure sign of fall. It feels only right that I should paint autumn landscapes.
As fall arrives I begin my annual reflection and begin a new series of fall paintings. After a few weeks I will have exhausted this subject and will look forward to the next season.
Painting notes: 9x12 white Wallis paper with a watercolor underpainting.