|'Much Loved Santas' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I am sticking to my routine of daily painting even though I am busy getting ready for company. It is the perfect break. Spending 30 minutes or so devoted to painting is like a much needed nap or vigorous walk.....both are restorative and both give you more energy.
This morning I was doing the last minute preparations for the arrival of my son, daughter-in-law and grandbaby Greta. I watered the tree and my vintage santa dolls caught my eye. I knew then what my daily painting would be! I snapped a picture on my phone. When it was time for a break I went down into the studio to paint my Santas.
|My vintage Santa dolls|
I can't stress enough at how helpful it has been to do a daily painting. Whenever students ask me for advice it is the first thing I tell them. Paint often! Make time to paint even if it is just 15 minutes. The more you paint the more you will want to keep going! I will share tips in upcoming blogs so get ready to make it one of your goals for 2015!