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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Do This Every Five Years!

       'Sanibel Island'                    8x10               pastel                 ©Karen Margulis      available $165

I have been painting for 15 years now. Sometimes I feel like I have just begun. The time has gone by so quickly. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I know I have much more to learn. Every once in awhile I like to take time to look back to see how far I have come. I have an ongoing 5ish year project. I paint an updated version of one of my earliest painting. I use the same size 8x10 and use the same reference photo. I don't look back at the older versions. The results have been interesting!

Have a look at the older versions. I can see how my approach and understanding of the basics of painting has changed over the years. I will look forward to the next 5 years!

How long have you been painting with pastels? Is it time to paint an  updated version of one of your early paintings? Is it time to start your own five year project?

This is the 2013 version

This is the original painting done in 2005

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leslie said...

This is extraordinary Karen! Thank you for sharing it.... I am fascinated and inspired! Nothing wrong with any of the three paintings but the change in your style and the resulting change in the color harmony, texture, and aliveness of the current painting over the first one is a real eye opener.


Bravo Karen !!!
Your landscape paintings are always very wonderful !!!