|'Sunshine on a Cloudy Day' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Wildflowers are my muse. They are my truth. When I paint them I feel happy. I don't paint them all of the time but when I return to them it is like coming home. Wildflowers have been good to me as an artist. My wildflower paintings have opened the door to many opportunities. I am looking forward to sharing my techniques at my demonstration at this year's IAPS convention in Albuquerque.
The painting below is a studio version of the painting that started it all. This patch of weeds changed the direction of my work. I discovered that I was drawn to the under appreciated flowers and plants that some call weeds. It is my goal to have others see the beauty in the flowers by the roadsides.
I was thrilled when Pastel Journal included me in a feature about painting flowers a couple of years ago. I was even more thrilled when my Purple coneflower painting was selected for the cover!