|'A Beautiful Winter Day' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I chose the easel. After all I had just told a group of 13 artists that they needed to make time to paint more often. A daily painting is the key to progress. I issued my daily painting challenge to them. And yet I wasn't going to paint! That wouldn't be fair! I should practice what I preach.
So I put up a piece of Pastelmat paper (really liking it more and more) and pulled up one of my new Florida photos on my phone. I spent about 30 minutes painting these scrubby little palm trees. I was tired when I got started but quickly got lost in the painting and started feeling energized. When I was finished it felt great. (like a good workout!) I was happy that I decided to paint while this image was still so fresh in my mind. And I am happy to set a good example for the artists who were in my workshop!
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