|'North Garden in Winter' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold|
In 2014 I accomplished some of the big goals that I had set for my art journey....and plans are underway for an even more exciting year to come. It seems that my blog 'Painting my World' is living up to it's name. It seems as though my suitcase stayed packed this year and I loved every minute of every journey.
Each trip created a breakthrough of some sort in my paintings This week I'd like to share my choices for my favorite paintings of the past year. I chose them based upon the trip that inspired them and I will share my thoughts on how I grew on each journey. I hope you enjoy my look back at 2014.
|6x6 pastel sold|
Winter 2014.....Chicago and Snow!
Many of us will remember the winter of 2014 for it's extreme cold and abundance of snow. My year began with both with a trip to Chicago in the midst of the infamous Polar Vortex. My daughter and I traveled to Chicago for my daughter-in-law's baby shower. As usual I wished for snow and my wish was granted with a week of snow and subzero temperatures.
I was honored to have my Chicago winter painting 'Winter in North Garden' selected for second place in the International Exhibition of the Southeastern Pastel Society in May. It was wonderful to be recognized by our juror Liz Haywood-Sullivan and to have had three buyers fight over the painting on opening night! This painting is special for that reason.