|'Lace and Clover' 12 x 12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Stepping up to my easel after this long break felt a bit awkward. What would I paint? How big? What subject? I hesitated for a moment. I needed some inspiration....or did I?
I decided to dive right in and finished a painting that I had started and put aside. The underpainting was done. I wasn't particularly inspired by it and I didn't even have the original reference photo. But once I picked up a pastel and put it to paper, the hesitation was over. The spark quickly lit a fire and I was in pastel heaven!
|oil stain underpainting on Uart paper|
"Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working." Henri Matisse
Sometimes just breaking the ice and painting something will open up the floodgates to further inspiration and ideas. So what are you waiting for? It is time to paint something!
|close up detail|