|'Hillside Towns Istria' 5x7 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I only had 10 minutes. Mario and I decided that the overlook would be a great place for a demo. We were on a tour of the interior of the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. I was excited. I had already looked at photos of the spot and knew it would be the perfect place for a demo and talk about aerial perspective. When our tour guide announced that we would have a 10 minute photo stop I gulped! Ten minutes to set up, paint and clean up would be a challenge!
While the group wandered around taking photos I quickly set up. I love my Heilman box set up. It made it possible to quickly set up and clean up. I managed to finish the painting and clean up in about 15 minutes. It was exhilarating! I may not have a perfect painting but I captured the essence and have a great memory as a bonus!
I loved the towns we visited during the workshop. They were each extremely photogenic. I could have stayed all day in any of them. We had time to tour and do a little shopping or sketching in the three towns over the week. I took out my watercolors in Rovinj. Most of the time however I was anxious to take as many photos as possible.
Enjoy just a small sample of the photos I took. I am so inspired and can't wait to paint some of these scenes!
|Flowers everywhere. Truly picture perfect.|
|Old and majestic|
|I love cats|
|Notice the very slick some streets!|
|sketching the harbor after a delicious ice-cream sundae|