|'City Sidewalks' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
But lately I seem drawn to showing how we interact with the landscape and cities. I am enjoying the suggestion of a person in my paintings....children sledding, people walking in the city...nothing detailed. Maybe just a few strokes but enough to allow my viewers to imagine being in the painting.
|'The Winter Walk' 6x6 pastel sold|
It must have been brewing for awhile...this desire to add people to my paintings. When I look at the reference photos I have taken, many of them include people. The last few cruises I have taken I have filled sketchbooks with gesture drawing of my fellow passengers. It is being stored in my head so It can now come out in my work!
I remember a conversation I once had with Terry Ludwig several years ago. I was attending his workshop and the discussion came up about painting figures and buildings in the landscape. I said there was no way I could ever paint a figure or architecture....it was too hard! Terry said "Remember they are just SHAPES" That has stuck with me and now I remind myself that I can paint them because after all they are only shapes!
|'Take Me Sledding' 6x6 pastel|
|'The Coming Snow' 6x6 pastel|