|'Home of the Huldufolk' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|plein air study from Iceland 5x7 pastel|
I took out a piece of white Wallis paper and turned on my Walter Mitty soundtrack. I decided to do a dry wash underpainting to cover the white paper. I could have done a watercolor underpainitng but I was impatient to start.
As the painting developed and the music filled me, I was transported back to Iceland. I was there holding down my Gogh box against the wind. I was wiping the mist from my eyes and stomping my boots to keep warm. And I was painting....the wind, the clouds, the greens. I was there was again.
When I finished the painting I saw them. The Huldufolk....Hidden folk. The elves and fairies that live in Iceland. They were in my painting and it made me smile. Can you spot them? Click on the painting to see a larger version. Read more about Huldufolk here.
|The block in for the painting. I used pipe insulation to rub it in.|