|'Summer Meadows are Fleeting' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
There is something very special about having a workshop hosted at a wonderful place like Villa Gloria where all of the artists can share meals and free time with one another. We all arrived as strangers but soon bonded and left having made lifetime friendships. We all got along so well that Manda actually thought we came together as a group of friends!
|a mystery underpainting from an old painting...probably an alcohol wash|
I was very taken by the wildflower meadow in the back. It's funny how we gravitate to the subject that speaks to us no matter where in the world we find ourselves. The meadow was like finding an old friend in Croatia! I decided to paint the meadow today. I pulled out an old repurposed piece of paper which most likely was some kind of alcohol wash. The reddish brown tone would be a good base for my red Istrian soil.
|The little meadow behind the studio|
Enjoy some photos of our home base Villa Gloria. I took hundreds so here are just a few!
|Villa Gloria at sundown|
|The breakfast room although we always took out breakfast out on the patio|
|The view of the Adriatic Sea|
|The pool was so refreshing after a day of painting or touring|