|'Southern Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Do you ever get frustrated with a painting? Do you ever get to a point where you just donn't know what else to do to make it work? I know it happens to me all of the time. And I often fall into the same trap which only makes things worse. The trap of overworking and adding more and more in the hope that something will work.
Take the painting in the photo just below. It is a late summer landscape form South Carolina. I was in love with the pink grass and the white puffy weedy things and the interesting silhouettes of distance palm trees. But instead of simplifying I tried to put it ALL in. The result was an overly busy painting and white things that took over the whole painting!